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Hurricane Hills, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hurricane Hills ...

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 Hurricane Hills (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 Hurricane Hills. 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 Hurricane Hills ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hurricane Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hurricane Hills, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hurricane Hills.

Cemeteries Near Hurricane Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hurricane Hills.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coaling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Asia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Christian Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duncanville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Sandy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beautiful Zion 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 Hurricane Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hurricane Hills.

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

Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hurricane Hills
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Hurricane Hills
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Coaling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hurricane Hills
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,642 people in 2016)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hurricane Hills
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hurricane Hills
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Dudley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hurricane Hills
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hurricane Hills
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hurricane Hills
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull 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 Hurricane Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hurricane Hills 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.

Hurricane Hills is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Hurricane Hills)
      Cottondale   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Peterson   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Hurricane Hills:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurricane Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2015, Longitude: -87.4514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurricane Hills 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 Hurricane Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hurricane Hills.