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Red Hill, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Hill.

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

Cemeteries Near Red Hill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Brewer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Enon Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Narl Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crooked Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Warrior Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Horizon Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  E Elvester Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Drummond Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dorsey Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sipsey Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Addington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cold Springs 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 in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Red Hill.

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

Sloan   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Red Hill
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Red Hill
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Red Hill
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Red Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Red Hill
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Red Hill
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Red Hill
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Morris   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Red Hill
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris 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 Red Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red 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 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.

Red Hill is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Red Hill)
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Morgan 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker 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 Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Red Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8420, Longitude: -86.9250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red 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 Red Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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