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Hatton, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Hatton ...

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 Hatton (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 Hatton. 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 Hatton ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hatton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hatton, 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 Hatton.

Cemeteries Near Hatton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hatton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N String Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dillahunty 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Hatton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Concord   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hatton
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hatton
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hatton
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hatton
 - Camp Spring 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 Hatton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hatton 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Hatton)
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - you should note 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 Hatton:

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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hatton ...

While our initial data for Hatton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hatton 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 Hatton.

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 Hatton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hatton.
      See our Misc Page for Hatton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hatton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5628, Longitude: -87.4148     [Map].

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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 Hatton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hatton.