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Our Genealogical Helper for Park 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 Park 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 Park 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 Park 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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Park Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Park Hill, 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 Park Hill.

Cemeteries Near Park Hill ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Clair Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Karr Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Broken Arrow Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harkeys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  N Popes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Branchville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wester Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mitchell 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 Park Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Park Hill.

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

Eden   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Park Hill
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
 
Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Park Hill
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Park Hill
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Park Hill
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Park Hill
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
 
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Park Hill
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
 
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Park Hill
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Park Hill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek 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 Park Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Park 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Park Hill is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Saint Clair     (The home county for Park Hill)
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Pell City   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Glen City   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Cropwell   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coosa
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Jefferson
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Talladega
      Colony   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Park 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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Park Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Park Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5965, Longitude: -86.2861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Park 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 Park Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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