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Carters Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carters 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 Carters 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 Carters 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.

Name Variations for Carters Hill ...

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 Carters Hill.

  • While the name of this community is Carters Hill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Carters Hill may originally have been Carter's Hill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Carters Hill might be written as Carter Hill.

Newspapers Published in Carters 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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carters Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carters Hill, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carters Hill.

Cemeteries Near Carters Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Panhandle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Orme Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Urquhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Possum Trot Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meriwether Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hardt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Chesser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perrys Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Frazer - McLeod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brighter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sprague Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hills Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Troy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodland Hills 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 Carters Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carters Hill.

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

Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Carters Hill
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,777 people in 2016)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carters Hill
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Meadville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Carters Hill
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carters Hill
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carters Hill
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
Pine Level   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carters Hill
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Pine Level had a post office and no railroad service
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Carters Hill
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carters Hill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun 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 Carters Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carters 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 doctors 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.

Carters Hill is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Carters Hill)
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Carters Hill, see our County-by-County Page for Carters 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 helpful websites 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 Carters 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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 beginning in Carters Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carters Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carters Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1929, Longitude: -86.1172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carters 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 Carters Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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