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Billy Goat Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Billy Goat 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 Billy Goat 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 Billy Goat 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 Billy Goat 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Billy Goat Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Billy Goat Hill, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Billy Goat Hill.

Cemeteries Near Billy Goat Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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

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

Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Billy Goat Hill
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Billy Goat Hill
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,555 people in 2016)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Billy Goat Hill
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,008 people in 2016)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Billy Goat Hill
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Billy Goat Hill
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Billy Goat Hill
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 555 people in 2016)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Maple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Billy Goat Hill
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Moshat   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Billy Goat Hill
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Billy Goat Hill
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,790 people in 2016)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Billy Goat Hill
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Billy Goat Hill
 - Leonard 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 Billy Goat Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Billy Goat 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 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.

Billy Goat Hill is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Billy Goat Hill)
      Centre   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Billy Goat Hill, see our County-by-County Page for Billy Goat 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 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 Billy Goat 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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Billy Goat Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1943, Longitude: -85.6950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Billy Goat Hill 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:

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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 Billy Goat Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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