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New Hope, Alabama
(Fayette 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 10 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 20 miles [32.2 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  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wommack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haygood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Espy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vick & Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sterling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oregonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Moores Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Palestine 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>

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.

New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Hope
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Hope
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from New Hope
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from New Hope
 - Wiley 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

New Hope is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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:

Fayette     (The home county for New Hope)
      Bankston   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   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 like to start with 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 - 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 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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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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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 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 that starts in New Hope. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.5396, Longitude: -87.6864     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New 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 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.