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Walnut Hill, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Walnut 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 Walnut 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 Walnut 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 Walnut 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 Walnut Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walnut Hill, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walnut Hill.

Cemeteries Near Walnut Hill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Witty Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  NE St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  S Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettusville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Trotter Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Harlow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gaston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  S McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cylone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sylone Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Spence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bridgforth Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Case Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  S Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whitfield Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Prospect Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hesters Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  S Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stella Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E German Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hasting Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scrouge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Daly Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Polar Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Neely Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Phoenix Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Shoal Bluff Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW White Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kedron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Evans Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gooch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Ezell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Elliot Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Croney Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Kelly Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Elder Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Nelson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Jackson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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 Walnut Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Walnut Hill.

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

Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walnut Hill
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walnut Hill
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walnut Hill
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walnut Hill
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walnut Hill
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Bethel (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Walnut Hill
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walnut Hill
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Veto   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Walnut Hill
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Walnut Hill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walnut Hill
 - Lentzville 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 Walnut Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walnut 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 southwest 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 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.

Walnut Hill is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Walnut Hill)
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 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 Walnut 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9098, Longitude: -87.0242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walnut 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 Walnut Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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