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Terrace Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Terrace 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 Terrace 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 Terrace 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 Terrace 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 Terrace Heights.

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

Newspapers Published in Terrace 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Terrace Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Terrace Heights, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Terrace Heights.

Cemeteries Near Terrace Heights ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
  S Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shedd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sharon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Central Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  N Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Chapel 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 Terrace Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Terrace Heights.

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

Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Terrace Heights
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Terrace Heights
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Terrace Heights
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Terrace Heights
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Terrace Heights
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Terrace Heights
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Terrace Heights
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Terrace Heights
 - Eva 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 Terrace Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Terrace 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.

Terrace Heights is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Terrace Heights)
      South Vinemont   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Terrace Heights, see our County-by-County Page for Terrace 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 - 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 Terrace 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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison 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    
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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrace Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2018, Longitude: -86.8681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrace 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 Terrace Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Terrace Heights.


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