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Flower Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Flower 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 Flower 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 Flower 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 Flower 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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flower Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Flower Hill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Flower Hill.

Cemeteries Near Flower Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashford 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 Flower Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Flower Hill.

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Flower Hill
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Flower Hill
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Flower Hill
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flower Hill
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Flower Hill
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Flower Hill
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Flower Hill
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Flower Hill
 - Simpson 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 Flower Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Flower 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 and hospitals 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.

Flower Hill is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Flower Hill)
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Flower 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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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    
Winston 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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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.

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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Flower Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flower Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flower Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6804, Longitude: -87.1561     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flower 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 Flower Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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