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Seven Hills, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Seven Hills ...

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 Seven Hills (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 Seven Hills. 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 Seven Hills ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seven Hills.

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

Cemeteries Near Seven Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seven Hills.

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 Seven Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Pine Creek Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Pine Crest West Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dawes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spring Hill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE University Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allentown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Tates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Serenity Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Mobile Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crawford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Semmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Semmes Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Magnolia Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bear Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tanners Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Forts Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jesuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sand Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Indian Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapel of Praise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Midway 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.<3>

While we didn't find Seven Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Seven Hills.

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

Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Seven Hills
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Seven Hills
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seven Hills
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Seven Hills
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
Grand Bay   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Seven Hills
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Seven Hills
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seven Hills
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seven Hills
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seven Hills
 - Kushla 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 Seven Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seven Hills 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 hospitals and 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.

Seven Hills is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS).

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

Mobile     (The home county for Seven Hills)
      Country Club Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilmer   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grand Bay   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bayou La Batre   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Harrison (MS)
      D'Iberville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Seven Hills:

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 Mobile County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seven Hills. 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 starting in Seven Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seven Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seven Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6541, Longitude: -88.3031     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seven Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Seven Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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