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Hopewell, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hopewell ...

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 Hopewell (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 Hopewell. 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 Hopewell ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hopewell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hopewell, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hopewell.

Cemeteries Near Hopewell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hopewell.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Vernon 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 Hopewell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hopewell.

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

Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hopewell
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hopewell
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hopewell
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hopewell
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hopewell
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hopewell
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hopewell
 - Hyatt 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 Hopewell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hopewell 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Hopewell is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Hopewell)
      Summit   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Hopewell:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hopewell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2562, Longitude: -86.4680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hopewell 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 Hopewell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hopewell.