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Hawk, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hawk ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hawk.

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

Cemeteries Near Hawk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hawk.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Buchanan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sandy Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Cool Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Veal Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cleburne Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zachry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowdon Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowdon City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wise Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Caney Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Unity Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lummie Layton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tyus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valley Grove 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 in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hawk.

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

Lofty   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hawk
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hawk
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Graham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hawk
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Hawk
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
Sewell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hawk
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hawk
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hawk
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
Rockdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hawk
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale 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 Hawk. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hawk 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 and doctors 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 is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Hawk)
      Graham   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windwood Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmetto (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Hawk:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hawk. 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 starting from Hawk. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hawk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4346, Longitude: -85.3686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawk 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hawk.