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New Hope, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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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 32 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 12 miles [19.3 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 &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dowdy Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE George Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Milford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Darby Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  N Barkley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Balentine Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Darby Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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.

Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Hope
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from New Hope
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from New Hope
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Hope
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Hope
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from New Hope
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and 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 southwest 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 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 west 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 Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (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:

Lauderdale     (The home county for New Hope)
      McGee Town   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 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 like to start with 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 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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from New Hope. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.8737, Longitude: -87.7978     [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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Hope.


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