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Kings Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kings Hill ...

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

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

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 Kings Hill.

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

Newspapers Published in Kings Hill ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kings Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kings Hill, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kings Hill.

Cemeteries Near Kings Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kings Hill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  E Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duck Springs 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 Kings Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kings Hill.

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

Slackland   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Kings Hill
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kings Hill
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
Maple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kings Hill
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kings Hill
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kings Hill
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,008 people in 2016)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Turkeytown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kings Hill
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
Coat's Bend   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kings Hill
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kings Hill
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kings Hill
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Kings Hill
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
Keener   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kings Hill
 - Keener 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 Kings Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kings Hill 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 Kings Hill is historic, it would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Kings Hill)
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Kings Hill:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Kings Hill, 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Kings Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kings Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1340, Longitude: -85.8189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kings Hill 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 Kings Hill.