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Battery Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Battery 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 Battery 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 Battery 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 Battery 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Battery Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Battery Hill, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Battery Hill.

Cemeteries Near Battery Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Havron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Havron Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Raulston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Orme Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Chaudoin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ladds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jacoway 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 Battery Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Battery Hill.

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

Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Battery Hill
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Battery Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people (with 3,097 people in 2016)
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Battery Hill
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Battery Hill
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Ketchall (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Battery Hill
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
Cole City (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Battery Hill
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Battery Hill
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Battery Hill
 - Higdon 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 Battery Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Battery 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 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.

Battery Hill is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Battery Hill)
      Bridgeport   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Walker (GA)
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bradley (TN)
      Mineral Park (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairmount (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Battery Hill:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Battery Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9529, Longitude: -85.7083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Battery 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 Battery Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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