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Highland, Alabama
(Chilton County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Highland ...

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 Highland (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 Highland. 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 Highland ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Highland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Highland, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Highland.

Cemeteries Near Highland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Highland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Popwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Cedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glad Tidings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lomax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Donavan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vermont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sunshine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hardiman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thorsby Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE New Lily Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bildee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Billingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Verbena Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Convert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW University Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mineral Springs 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 Highland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Highland.

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

Kincheon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highland
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Highland
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,846 people in 2016)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Highland
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Highland
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Highland
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 141 people in 2016)
 - Billingsley had a post office and no railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highland
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Highland
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2016)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highland
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,616 people in 2016)
 - Jemison 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 Highland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Highland 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.

Highland is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Highland)
      Clanton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Highland:

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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7932, Longitude: -86.6733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland 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 Highland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Highland.