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Batts Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Batts 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 Batts 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 Batts 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 Batts 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 Batts Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Batts Heights: Batts Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)
  • While the name of this community is Batts Heights, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Batts Heights may originally have been Batt's Heights.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Batts Heights might be written as Batt Heights.

Newspapers Published in Batts 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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Batts Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Batts Heights, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Batts Heights.

Cemeteries Near Batts Heights ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudson 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.<3>

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

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Batts Heights
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Batts Heights
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Batts Heights
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Batts Heights
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Batts Heights
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Batts Heights
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Batts Heights
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Batts Heights
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Batts Heights
 - Decatur Junction 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 Batts Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Batts 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Batts Heights)
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 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]
      West Point   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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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
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The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Batts Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Batts Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Batts Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7579, Longitude: -86.9972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Batts Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Batts Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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