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Hammondville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hammondville ...

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 Hammondville (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 Hammondville. 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 Hammondville ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hammondville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hammondville, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hammondville.

Cemeteries Near Hammondville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hammondville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Howards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holly Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hartline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ami Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Menlo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dean Chapel 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 Hammondville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hammondville.

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

Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Hammondville
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2016)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
Mentone   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hammondville
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
Cordell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hammondville
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
Bankhead   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Hammondville
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hammondville
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hammondville
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hammondville
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hammondville
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hammondville
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,099 people in 2016)
 - Fort Payne 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 Hammondville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hammondville 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 hospitals and 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.

Hammondville is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Hammondville)
      Valley Head   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Mentone   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ider   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Hammondville:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee 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      
Catoosa 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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Hammondville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hammondville) 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 Hammondville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hammondville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hammondville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5686, Longitude: -85.6397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hammondville 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 Hammondville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hammondville.