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Cedar Hill, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cedar Hill, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cedar Hill.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fayette City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Caines Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakes 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>

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

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

Stough   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Cedar Hill
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 429 people in 2016)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Cedar Hill
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Hill
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Millport   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 999 people in 2016)
 - Millport 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 Cedar Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Cedar Hill is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Cedar Hill)
      Fayette   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Cedar 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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       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 Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cedar 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Cedar Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cedar Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6873, Longitude: -87.8722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar 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 Cedar Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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