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Chestnut Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Chestnut 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 Chestnut 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 Chestnut 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 Chestnut 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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chestnut Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chestnut Hill, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chestnut Hill.

Cemeteries Near Chestnut Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo 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 Chestnut Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chestnut Hill.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Chestnut Hill
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chestnut Hill
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chestnut Hill
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chestnut Hill
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Chestnut Hill
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chestnut Hill
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Chestnut Hill
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chestnut Hill
 - Romulus 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 Chestnut Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chestnut 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 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.

Chestnut Hill is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Chestnut Hill)
      Northport   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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 Chestnut Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2751, Longitude: -87.6011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut 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 Chestnut Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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