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Hood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hood ...

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 Hood (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 Hood. 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 Hood ...

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 Hood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hood, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hood.

Cemeteries Near Hood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deerman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reeves Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mauldin 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Hood had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Etowahton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hood
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hood
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Hood
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
Ashville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hood
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,275 people in 2016)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
Attalla   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hood
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,865 people in 2016)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hood
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Hood
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hood
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,697 people in 2016)
 - Ragland 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 Hood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hood 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Hood is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Hood)
      Steele   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Southside   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Hood:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hood ...

While our initial data for Hood came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hood 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 Hood.

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 Hood:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Hood.
      See our Misc Page for Hood for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8884, Longitude: -86.1550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hood 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 Hood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hood.