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Liberty Hill, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Liberty Hill ...

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 Liberty 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Liberty 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.

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 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.

Liberty Hill is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Liberty Hill)
  Whitesboro   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Sardis City   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mountainboro   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Reece City   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Turkeytown   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Coat's Bend   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Egypt   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Snead   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bird - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fowler - Historic   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Craig   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Susan Moore   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hoods Crossroads   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Taits Gap   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brooksville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Summit   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oneonta   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Level   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cochran Springs   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Adelia - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Collins - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Angel   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Merrellton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clark - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Goshen - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Centre   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coloma - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Taft   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Howells Crossroads   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spring Garden   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Broomtown   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kirk's Grove   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Borden Springs   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cotnam   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Geraldine   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dog Town   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Langston   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Section   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dutton   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aspel   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gray - Historic   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Horton   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
  Steele   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ashville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ragland   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Springville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyerly (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
  Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coosa (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
  Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Liberty Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Liberty 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Liberty Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Liberty 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Liberty Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Liberty Hill, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Liberty Hill.

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 Liberty Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Liberty Hill.

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

Duck Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty Hill
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Pulltight   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Liberty Hill
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
Haworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Liberty Hill
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
Yancy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Liberty Hill
 - Yancy had a post office and no railroad service
Marcus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Liberty Hill
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
Rodentown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Liberty Hill
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Liberty Hill
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Liberty Hill
 - Avery 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 Liberty Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Liberty Hill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Liberty Hill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Floyd County (GA):     Cyndi's



Polk County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Etowah 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1779, Longitude: -86.0303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty Hill 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:

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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 Liberty Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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