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Liberty Hill, Alabama
(Jackson 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 29 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 17 miles [27.4 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  
  NW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stogspill 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.

Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Liberty Hill
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Liberty Hill
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Liberty Hill
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Liberty Hill
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,337 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Liberty Hill
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Liberty Hill
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Liberty Hill
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Liberty Hill
 - Long Island 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.

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 northwest 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 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 west 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 Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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:

Jackson     (The home county for Liberty Hill)
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grundy (TN)
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 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 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 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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson 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 Jackson 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 stretches from Liberty Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 34.8279, Longitude: -85.7144     [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.