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Carriage Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carriage 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 Carriage 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 Carriage 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 Carriage 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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carriage Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carriage Hill, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carriage Hill.

Cemeteries Near Carriage Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Lk. View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Linwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Bealwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Felix Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porterdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Colored Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mealing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Water Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Park Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Abercombie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Evergreen Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Providence Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Phillips - Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pierce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord 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 Carriage Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carriage Hill.

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

Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carriage Hill
 - Ladonia had a post office and no railroad service
Girard   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carriage Hill
 - 1895 population of 815 people
 - Girard had a post office and railroad service
Columbus (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carriage Hill
 - 1895 population of 17,303 people (with 197,485 people in 2016)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
Muscogee (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carriage Hill
 - Muscogee had railroad service and no post office
Smith's Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carriage Hill
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 5,341 people in 2016)
 - Smith's Station had a post office and railroad service
Esquiline (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Esquiline was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carriage Hill
 - Esquiline had railroad service and no post office
Schatulga (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Carriage Hill
 - Schatulga had railroad service and no post office
Fortson (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carriage Hill
 - Fortson had a post office and railroad service
Flat Rock (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carriage Hill
 - Flat Rock had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Carriage Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carriage 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.

Carriage Hill is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Russell     (The home county for Carriage Hill)
      Phenix City   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harris (GA)
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marion (GA)
      Buena Vista (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Junction City (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Taylor (GA)
      Mauk (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Howard (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Carriage 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 Russell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carriage 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 starting from Carriage Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carriage Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carriage Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5021, Longitude: -85.0241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carriage 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: 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 Carriage Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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