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New Hope, Alabama
(Limestone 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 75 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 13 miles [20.9 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  
  E New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Camper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gooch - Dublin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fennil Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Adkins 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.

Swancott   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Hope
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Hope
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs 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 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 Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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:

Limestone     (The home county for New Hope)
      Swancott   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 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 first turn to 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 Limestone 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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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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 Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from 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: 34.5898, Longitude: -86.8169     [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.