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Hickory Hills, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hickory Hills ...

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 Hickory Hills (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 Hickory Hills. 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 Hickory Hills ...

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 Hickory Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hickory Hills, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hickory Hills.

Cemeteries Near Hickory Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hickory Hills.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union 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 Hickory Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hickory Hills.

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

Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hickory Hills
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hickory Hills
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hickory Hills
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Hickory Hills
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hickory Hills
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hickory Hills
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hickory Hills
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hickory Hills
 - Ripley 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 Hickory Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hickory Hills 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 and hospitals 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.

Hickory Hills is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Hickory Hills)
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 Hickory Hills:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.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' distance from Hickory Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hickory Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hickory Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8545, Longitude: -87.1014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hickory Hills 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 Hickory Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hickory Hills.