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Union Hill, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Union Hill.

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

Cemeteries Near Union Hill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  S Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethel 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 Union Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Union Hill.

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

Arab   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Union Hill
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union Hill
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Union Hill
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union Hill
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Union Hill
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union Hill
 - Baileyton 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 Union Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union 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 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.

Union Hill 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 Union Hill. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Union Hill:

Cullman     (The home county for Union Hill)
      Joppa   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites 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 Union 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 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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
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
Also see ...

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The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2998, Longitude: -86.5119     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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 Union Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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