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Stacks Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stacks Hill ...

So far, we have found very little information about Stacks Hill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Stacks Hill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stacks Hill, please Contact Us.

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 Stacks 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 Stacks 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.

Name Variations for Stacks Hill ...

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 Stacks Hill.

  • While the name of this community is Stacks Hill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Stacks Hill may originally have been Stack's Hill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Stacks Hill might be written as Stack Hill.

Newspapers Published in Stacks 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stacks Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stacks Hill, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stacks Hill.

Cemeteries Near Stacks Hill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Shiney Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Italian Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW McCulley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hickory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Kinard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Schultz Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Moffat Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKensey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Caffee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  W Belchers Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Friday Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnstown Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Camp Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bibbville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shuttlesworth Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hickman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW George Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crockett McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Six Mile Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cahaba Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Boothton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Higganbotham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Gillard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Haysop Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carlton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  NW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burns Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Linholm Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union 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.

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

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

Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stacks Hill
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stacks Hill
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bibbville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stacks Hill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Stacks Hill
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Anita   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stacks Hill
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
Boothton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stacks Hill
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
Vance   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stacks Hill
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
Chamblee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stacks Hill
 - Chamblee 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 Stacks Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stacks 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Stacks Hill is historic, it would have been located within present day Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Stacks Hill)
      Italian Town   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      West Blocton   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 it should be mentioned 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 Stacks 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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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 Bibb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bibb 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bibb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stacks Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Stacks Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stacks Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stacks Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1043, Longitude: -87.0994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stacks Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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


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