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Cedar Hill, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Hill ...

Although we found mention of Cedar Hill during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Cedar Hill was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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 10 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. 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  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hale 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 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.

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Hill
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Hill
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cedar Hill
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Hill
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Hill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cedar Hill
 - Appleton 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 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 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.

Cedar Hill is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Cedar Hill)
      Anderson   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   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 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 - you should note 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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Cedar Hill and then turned east". While Cedar Hill could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Cedar Hill as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Cedar Hill could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 Alabama communities also named Cedar Hill. While this community is located in Lauderdale County, the others are located in the following counties: Fayette and Limestone. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cedar Hill.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Cedar Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cedar Hill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cedar Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8884, Longitude: -87.3014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 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.