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Hub, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hub ...

So far, we have found very little information about Hub. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Hub to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hub, please Contact Us.

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 Hub (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 Hub. 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 Hub ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hub.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hub, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hub.

Cemeteries Near Hub ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hub.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sally Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Twitty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carter Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alsobrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Grove 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.

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

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

Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hub
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hub
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hub
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Maud   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hub
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hub
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hub
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hub
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Bishop   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hub
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hub
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton 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 Hub. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hub 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hub is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Hub. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hub:

Colbert     (The home county for Hub)
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Hub:

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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hub, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Hub. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hub) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hub. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6098, Longitude: -87.9839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hub have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hub.