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Hobgood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hobgood ...

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 Hobgood (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 Hobgood. 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 Hobgood ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hobgood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hobgood, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hobgood.

Cemeteries Near Hobgood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hobgood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bickley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rand Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodland 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 Hobgood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hobgood.

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

Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Hobgood
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,434 people in 2016)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hobgood
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hobgood
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hobgood
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,025 people in 2016)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hobgood
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Hobgood
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hobgood
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 39,959 people in 2016)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hobgood
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hobgood
 - Bingham 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 Hobgood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hobgood 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 doctors and 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.

Hobgood is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Hobgood)
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Hobgood:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobgood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7143, Longitude: -87.6348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hobgood 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 Hobgood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hobgood.