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Hicks Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hicks Hill ...

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 Hicks Hill (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 Hicks Hill. 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.

Name Variations for Hicks Hill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Hicks Hill.

  • While the name of this community is Hicks Hill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Hicks Hill may originally have been Hick's Hill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Hicks Hill might be written as Hick Hill.

Newspapers Published in Hicks Hill ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hicks Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hicks Hill, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hicks Hill.

Cemeteries Near Hicks Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hicks Hill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mt. Gillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Robert Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dunklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bogahoma Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Dunklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hope Well Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rudolph Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Morass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Turners Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sister Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Mushat Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hayneville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wooten 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 Hicks Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hicks Hill.

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

White Hall   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hicks Hill
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 804 people in 2016)
 - White Hall had a post office and railroad service
Gordonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Hicks Hill
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Collirene   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hicks Hill
 - Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
Benton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hicks Hill
 - 1895 population of 265 people (with 46 people in 2016)
 - Benton had a post office and railroad service
Lowndesboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hicks Hill
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 107 people in 2016)
 - Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Polk   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hicks Hill
 - Polk had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hicks Hill
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hicks Hill
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill 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 Hicks Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hicks Hill 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Hicks Hill is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Hicks Hill)
      White Hall   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jones   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Safford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Awin   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Hicks Hill:

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 Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hicks Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2393, Longitude: -86.7486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hicks Hill 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 Hicks Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hicks Hill.