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Hissop, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Hissop ...

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 Hissop (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Hissop. 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.

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.

Hissop is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Hissop)
  Rockford   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Ray   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Kellyton   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Equality   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Goodwater   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marbury   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  White City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prattville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Billingsley   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gibbons - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Booth   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Abanda   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Penton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mountain Creek   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Verbena   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chambers Springs   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Motley   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Titus   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eclectic   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Holtville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Claud   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kent   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wetumpka   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Deatsville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tallassee   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Coosada   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Millbrook   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Erie - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Loachapoka   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liberty City   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shorter   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Notasulga   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Calebee   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sunshine Village   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Capitol Heights   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Town   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Meigs   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waugh   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gibbs Village   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Highland Village   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Young Forte Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Grove Village   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Merrell Beach   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilsonville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Columbiana   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harpersville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Calera   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gantts Quarry   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sylacauga   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Abihka - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Our Town   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alexander City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hackneyville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Site   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  East Tallassee   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Reeltown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Hissop ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hissop.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Hissop covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Darsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Rockford Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller - Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Rattle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Equality Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Swamp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Hissop ...

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 Hissop.

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

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Hissop had a population of 62 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hissop
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Hissop
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 447 people in 2017)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hissop
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
Pentonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hissop
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hissop
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hissop
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hissop
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Equality   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hissop
 - Equality had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hissop
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 202 people in 2017)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hissop
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest 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 Hissop. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hissop in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Hissop:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Chambers County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Coosa 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hissop ...

While our initial data about Hissop came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hissop in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Hissop.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Hissop:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hissop. See our Misc Page for Hissop for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hissop) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hissop. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hissop

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hissop. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8923, Longitude: -86.1536     [Map].

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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:

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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 Hissop, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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