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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 1 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 3 miles [4.8 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  
  WSW Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE K Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wise Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Poindexter - Vick Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brashers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Signal Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mose Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Longview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  S Nearest Grave Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [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.

Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Hope
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Hope
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hope
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hope
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria 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 northeast 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 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.

New Hope is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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
Shelby     (The home county for New Hope)
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Hoover   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Talladega
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 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 first turn to 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 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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Shelby 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 Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 starts in New Hope. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 33.3593, Longitude: -86.7372     [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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