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New Hope, Alabama
(Morgan 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 21 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 9 miles [14.5 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  
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh 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.

Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from New Hope
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from New Hope
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from New Hope
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Hope
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Hope
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Hope
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Hope
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Hope
 - Stringer 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 southeast 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 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 east 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 Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & 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:

Morgan     (The home county for New Hope)
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 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 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 - 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 Morgan 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    
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    
Lauderdale 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      
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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan 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 Morgan County: www.co.morgan.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 starting 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: 34.3154, Longitude: -86.8625     [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.