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Oak Hill, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Oak Hill ...

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 Oak Hill (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 Oak Hill. 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 Oak Hill ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oak Hill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oak Hill.

Cemeteries Near Oak Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oak Hill.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walker Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Old City Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lollar Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE South Lowell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edgil Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Boldo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E John Porter Family Cemetery [Map]      
  E Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lawson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Aaron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kings Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW King Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fike & Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bolden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fergerson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Guthrie Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Swindle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tingle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Prospect 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 Oak Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oak Hill.

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

Jasper   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oak Hill
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oak Hill
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oak Hill
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Oak Hill
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova 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 Oak Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oak Hill 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.

Oak Hill 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 Oak Hill. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Oak Hill:

Walker     (The home county for Oak Hill)
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Oak Hill:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Hill. 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 starts in Oak Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8593, Longitude: -87.2881     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Hill 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 Oak Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oak Hill.


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