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Hillman Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hillman Ferry ...

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 Hillman Ferry (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 Hillman Ferry. 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 Hillman Ferry ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hillman Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hillman Ferry, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hillman Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Hillman Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hillman Ferry.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Maye Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phares Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McInnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henagan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinetop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boligee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Brewersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boatright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCainville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Livingston Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Dug Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parker 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.<2>

While we didn't find Hillman Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hillman Ferry.

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

Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hillman Ferry
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hillman Ferry
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hillman Ferry
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,454 people in 2016)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Hillman Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 306 people in 2016)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hillman Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Hillman Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Coatopa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Hillman Ferry
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hillman Ferry
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Sumterville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hillman Ferry
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville had a post office and no railroad service
Hamner   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hillman Ferry
 - Hamner 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 Hillman Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hillman Ferry 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 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.

Hillman Ferry is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Hillman Ferry)
      Boligee   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Hillman Ferry:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Hillman Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hillman Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillman Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6532, Longitude: -88.0542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hillman Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Hillman Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hillman Ferry.