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Gold Hill, Alabama
(Lee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gold Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gold Hill, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gold Hill.

Cemeteries Near Gold Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Gold Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Maddox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Waverly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ridge Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farmville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Luke CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Spratling Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Sturkie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rowells Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Westwood Drive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadows - Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Roxana Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roxanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Loachapoka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Garden Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rosemere Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fargason 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gold Hill had a population of 35 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2016)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,869 people in 2016)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
Boyds   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gold Hill
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gold Hill
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gold Hill
 - Roxana 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 Gold Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gold 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Gold Hill is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Gold Hill)
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Gold 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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gold Hill ...

While our initial data for Gold Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gold Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Gold Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gold Hill. 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 that stretches from Gold Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gold Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7218, Longitude: -85.5077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold 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>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Gold Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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