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Carbon Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon 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 the area of Carbon 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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carbon Hill.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Carbon Hill. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Carbon Hill and those printed in the larger area surrounding Carbon Hill.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Carbon Hill.

Cemeteries Near Carbon Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whites Chapel 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Carbon Hill had a population of 568 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Carbon Hill had a population of 1,964 people.

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

Kansas   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carbon Hill
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carbon Hill
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carbon Hill
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carbon Hill
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Carbon Hill
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carbon Hill
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carbon Hill
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Carbon Hill
 - Edgil 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 Carbon Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carbon 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 and hospitals 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.

Carbon Hill is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Carbon Hill)
      Kansas   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Carbon Hill ...

While our initial data for Carbon Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Carbon Hill in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Carbon Hill.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Carbon Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Carbon Hill in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Carbon Hill for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Carbon Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Carbon Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carbon Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carbon Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8921, Longitude: -87.5262     [Map].

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

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