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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Hebron ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Mount Hebron (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Mount Hebron. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Mount Hebron ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mount Hebron.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Hebron: Mt. Hebron

Newspapers Published in Mount Hebron ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Hebron.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Hebron, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Hebron.

Cemeteries Near Mount Hebron ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Hebron.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Mount Hebron covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Speed Quarters Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gotes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Demount Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Cooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Light Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Craig Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pippen Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hogley Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coleman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Odd Fellows Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hutton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pippen Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mobley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brickyard Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Boatright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW White Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boligee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hick Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jamestown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethsalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Luke Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mesopotamia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Mount Hebron had a population of 96 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Mount Hebron, with the one closest to Mount Hebron listed first.

West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hebron
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,766 people in 2015)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Mount Hebron
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Mount Hebron. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Hebron in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Mount Hebron is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

Below are the counties that are near Mount Hebron. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mount Hebron:

  DirectionDistance
Greene     (The home county for Mount Hebron)
      West Greene   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Choctaw
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hale
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marengo
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pickens
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sumter
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Mount Hebron, see our County-by-County Page for Mount Hebron.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Mount Hebron:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
 
Also see ...
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mount Hebron ...

While our initial data for Mount Hebron came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mount Hebron in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Mount Hebron.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Mount Hebron:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mount Hebron.
      See our Misc Page for Mount Hebron for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Hebron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Mount Hebron. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Hebron) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Hebron. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8740, Longitude: -88.0797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Hebron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mount Hebron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Hebron.



 
 
 

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