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Mount Hope, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Hope ...

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 Mount Hope (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 Mount Hope. 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 Mount Hope ...

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 Mount Hope.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Hope: Mt. Hope

Newspapers Published in Mount Hope ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Hope.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Hope, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Hope.

Cemeteries Near Mount Hope ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Hope.

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 Mount Hope covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rea 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Mount Hope had a population of 226 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Hope
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Hope
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Mount Hope
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock 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 Mount Hope. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Hope 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 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.

Mount Hope is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Mount Hope)
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Mount Hope:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mount Hope ...

While our initial data for Mount Hope came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mount Hope in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Mount Hope.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Mount Hope:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mount Hope.
      See our Misc Page for Mount Hope for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Hope. 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 from Mount Hope. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Hope) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Hope. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Hope

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4584, Longitude: -87.4817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Hope 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 Mount Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Hope.