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Our Genealogical Helper for Red Hill Heights ...

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 Red Hill Heights (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 Red Hill Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Red Hill Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Red Hill Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Red Hill Heights: Red Hill Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Red Hill Heights ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Hill Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Hill Heights, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Hill Heights.

Cemeteries Near Red Hill Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Hill Heights.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE George Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adger Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bucksville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hephzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hickman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Higganbotham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Camp Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty 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 Red Hill Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Red Hill Heights.

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

McAdory   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Red Hill Heights
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Red Hill Heights
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Red Hill Heights
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Bessemer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Hill Heights
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Red Hill Heights
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Adger   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Red Hill Heights
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Hill Heights
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Red Hill Heights
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Sumter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Red Hill Heights
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Red Hill Heights
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Red Hill Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red Hill Heights 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 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.

Red Hill Heights is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Red Hill Heights)
      McCalla   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Helena   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Walker
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 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 Red Hill Heights:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Red Hill Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Hill Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Hill Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3496, Longitude: -87.0250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Hill Heights 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 Red Hill Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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