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New Hope, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for New 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 New 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 New 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.

Newspapers Published in New 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Hope.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Hope, 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 New Hope.

Cemeteries Near New Hope ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New 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 New Hope covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hamby Chapel 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 New Hope in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Hope.

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

Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Hope
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Hope
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Hope
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Hope
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Hope
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Hope
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Hope
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,694 people in 2016)
 - Blountsville 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 New Hope. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New 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 doctors and 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.

New Hope is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for New Hope)
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 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 New 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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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' distance that begins in New Hope. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Hope) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2051, Longitude: -86.6411     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Hope 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 New Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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