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Hunters Glen, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hunters Glen ...

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

We've added Hunters Glen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hunters Glen, 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 Hunters Glen (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 Hunters Glen. 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.

Name Variations for Hunters Glen ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Hunters Glen.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hunters Glen: Hunters Gln.
  • While the name of this community is Hunters Glen, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Hunters Glen may originally have been Hunter's Glen.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Hunters Glen might be written as Hunter Glen.

Newspapers Published in Hunters Glen ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hunters Glen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hunters Glen, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hunters Glen.

Cemeteries Near Hunters Glen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hunters Glen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  NNE Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nabors Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dargin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smithson 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 Hunters Glen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hunters Glen.

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

Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hunters Glen
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Hunters Glen
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Hunters Glen
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Hunters Glen
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,673 people in 2016)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hunters Glen
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hunters Glen
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hunters Glen
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hunters Glen
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hunters Glen
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hunters Glen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hunters Glen 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hunters Glen is historic, it would have been located within present day Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Hunters Glen)
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Calera   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Hunters Glen:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Hunters Glen, 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 that starts in Hunters Glen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hunters Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hunters Glen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2940, Longitude: -86.7847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hunters Glen 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 Hunters Glen.