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New Hope, Alabama
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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 13 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  
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Russell 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Hope had a population of 122 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, New Hope had a population of 2,803 people.

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

Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Hope
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Hope
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from New Hope
 - Grant 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 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 Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (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:

Madison     (The home county for New Hope)
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 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 start 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 it should be mentioned 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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    
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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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:

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

While our initial data for New Hope came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of New 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 New 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 New Hope:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found New Hope in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for New Hope for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Hope.
      See our Misc Page for New Hope for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Madison 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 Madison County: www.co.madison.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 from New Hope. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New 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 New Hope. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Hope

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5387, Longitude: -86.3946     [Map].

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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.