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Hawk Pride, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hawk Pride ...

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 Hawk Pride (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 Hawk Pride. 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 Hawk Pride ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hawk Pride.

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

Cemeteries Near Hawk Pride ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hawk Pride.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bickley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson 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 Hawk Pride in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hawk Pride.

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

Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hawk Pride
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hawk Pride
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,434 people in 2016)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hawk Pride
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hawk Pride
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,025 people in 2016)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hawk Pride
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hawk Pride
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hawk Pride
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hawk Pride
 - Littleville 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 Hawk Pride. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hawk Pride 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Hawk Pride is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Hawk Pride)
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - 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 Hawk Pride:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin 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 Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 starting in Hawk Pride. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hawk Pride) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawk Pride. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6856, Longitude: -87.8039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawk Pride 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 Hawk Pride, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hawk Pride.