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Our Genealogical Helper for New 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 New 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 New 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.

Newspapers Published in New 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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Hope.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Hope, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Hope.

Cemeteries Near New Hope ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New 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 New Hope covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Maple Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  S Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chaney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union 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 New Hope in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Hope.

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

Langston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Hope
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Hope
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hope
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Hope
 - Mid 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 New Hope. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

New Hope is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for New Hope)
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Etowah
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Marshall
      Grant   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 New Hope:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Hope. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from New Hope. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Hope) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5848, Longitude: -86.1069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New 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 New Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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