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Mount Hope, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Hope ...

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 Hope (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 Hope. 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 Hope ...

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 Hope.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Hope: Mt. Hope

Newspapers Published in Mount Hope ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Hope.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Hope, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Hope.

Cemeteries Near Mount Hope ...

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

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 Hope covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bolden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  S Leonard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Cedrum Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Old City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Goodsprings Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boldo Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Field Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walker Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE John Porter Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lollar Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Day Cemetery [Map]      
  S Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fords Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lawson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Swindle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  S Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sipsey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Aaron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  N South Lowell Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  S Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Waiting Place Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kings 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>

While we didn't find Mount Hope in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Hope.

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

Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Hope
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Hope
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Hope
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Mount Hope
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Hope
 - Edgil 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 Hope. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Hope 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 Hope is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Mount Hope)
      Cordova   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Hope:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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

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About Walker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Mount Hope. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Hope) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7693, Longitude: -87.2411     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Hope 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 Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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