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Hall Valley, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hall Valley ...

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 Hall Valley (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 Hall Valley. 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.

Name Variations for Hall Valley ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Hall Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hall Valley: Hall Vly. (or less commonly used: Hall Vally. or Hall Vlly.)

Newspapers Published in Hall Valley ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hall Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hall Valley, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hall Valley.

Cemeteries Near Hall Valley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hall Valley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waterhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clemones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coosa River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Padlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Community Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain End Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Alto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill 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.<3>

While we didn't find Hall Valley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hall Valley.

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

Farill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hall Valley
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
Early (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Early was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hall Valley
 - Early had a post office and railroad service
Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hall Valley
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hall Valley
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Waterhouse   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hall Valley
 - Waterhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Grantville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hall Valley
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cedar Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hall Valley
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cedar Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Hall Valley
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Fullerton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hall Valley
 - Fullerton had a post office and no railroad service
Kirk's Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Hall Valley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove 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 Hall Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hall Valley 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 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.

Hall Valley is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Hall Valley)
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Interchange Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Hall Valley:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hall Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2556, Longitude: -85.4694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hall Valley 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>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 Hall Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hall Valley.