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Clayhill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Clayhill ...

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 Clayhill (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 Clayhill. 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 Clayhill ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clayhill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clayhill, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clayhill.

Cemeteries Near Clayhill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clayhill.

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 Clayhill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hosea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Living Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bashi Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoboken Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E DeVan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Christian Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mooring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucker 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Clayhill
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Dixon's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Clayhill
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Choctaw Corner   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Clayhill
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Choctaw Corner had a post office and no railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Clayhill
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
Vineland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Clayhill
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
Bashi   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Clayhill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bashi had a post office and no railroad service
Glover   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Clayhill
 - Glover had a post office and no railroad service
Thomasville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Clayhill
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,002 people in 2016)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Clayhill
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Clayhill
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
Moss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Moss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Clayhill
 - Moss 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 Clayhill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clayhill 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.

Clayhill is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Clayhill)
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Clayhill:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Clayhill ...

While our initial data for Clayhill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Clayhill in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Clayhill.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Clayhill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Clayhill.
      See our Misc Page for Clayhill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clayhill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0165, Longitude: -87.7506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clayhill 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 Clayhill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clayhill.