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Good Hope, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Good Hope ...

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 Good Hope (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 Good Hope. 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 Good Hope ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Good Hope.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Good Hope, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Good Hope.

Cemeteries Near Good Hope ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Good Hope.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flint Creek 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 Good Hope in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Good Hope.

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

Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Good Hope
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Good Hope
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Good Hope
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Good Hope
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Good Hope
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Good Hope
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 498 people in 2016)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Good Hope
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Good Hope
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Good Hope
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Good Hope
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Good Hope. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Good Hope 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 hospitals 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.

Good Hope 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 Good Hope. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Good Hope:

Cullman     (The home county for Good Hope)
      Cullman   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Good Hope:

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    
Etowah 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      
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Good Hope. 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 from Good Hope. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Good Hope) 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 Good Hope. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Good Hope

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Good Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1108, Longitude: -86.8643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Good Hope 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 Good Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Good Hope.