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Crane Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Crane 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 Crane 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 Crane 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 Crane 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crane Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crane Hill, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crane Hill.

Cemeteries Near Crane Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Suddeth 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, Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Logan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Crane Hill
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crane Hill
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Crane Hill
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crane Hill
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Crane Hill
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Crane Hill
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crane Hill
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crane Hill
 - Marylee 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 Crane Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crane 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.

Crane Hill is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Crane Hill)
      Logan   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Crane Hill, see our County-by-County Page for Crane 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 professional and volunteer 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 Crane 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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Crane Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Crane Hill 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 Crane Hill.

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 Crane Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Crane Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Crane Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Crane Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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' distance starting in Crane Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crane 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 Crane Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crane Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crane Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0940, Longitude: -87.0631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crane 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 Crane Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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