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Saddle Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Saddle 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 Saddle 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 Saddle 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 Saddle 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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saddle Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saddle Hill, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saddle Hill.

Cemeteries Near Saddle Hill ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Danley Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Driskell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Friendship Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rosin Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shearon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Sharron 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 Saddle Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saddle Hill.

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

Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saddle Hill
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saddle Hill
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saddle Hill
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,903 people in 2015)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saddle Hill
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saddle Hill
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saddle Hill
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Brantley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saddle Hill
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saddle Hill
 - Opine 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 Saddle Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saddle 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.

Saddle Hill is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Saddle Hill)
      Elba   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee 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 Coffee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saddle Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4554, Longitude: -86.1305     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saddle 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 Saddle Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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