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Indian Hills, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Indian 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 Indian 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 Indian 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 Indian 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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Indian Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Indian Hills, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Indian Hills.

Cemeteries Near Indian Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian 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 Indian Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
  SE Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valley 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.<2>

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

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

Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,773 people in 2016)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 197 people in 2016)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Indian Hills
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 801 people in 2016)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Indian Hills
 - Tohopeka 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 Indian Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Indian 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Indian Hills is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Indian Hills)
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Indian 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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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 Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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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About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 in Indian Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Indian Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9760, Longitude: -85.9450     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indian Hills 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 Indian Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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