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Liberty Hill, Alabama
(Franklin County)

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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.

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 51 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List 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 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 Liberty Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Baptist Church 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 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.

Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Liberty Hill
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Liberty Hill
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty Hill
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Liberty Hill
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Liberty Hill
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Liberty Hill
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Liberty Hill
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty Hill
 - Haleyville 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 Liberty Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Liberty 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 doctors 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.

Liberty Hill is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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:

Franklin     (The home county for Liberty Hill)
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Liberty 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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Franklin 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 State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Liberty Hill. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3476, Longitude: -87.7650     [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: 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 Liberty Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Liberty Hill.