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Oak Hill, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oak Hill ...

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 Oak Hill (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 Oak Hill. 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 Oak Hill ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oak Hill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oak Hill.

Cemeteries Near Oak Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oak Hill.

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 Oak Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oconee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oxford Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davistown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chief Chenneby Grave   [Map]     
  NNW Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Iron City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Oak Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oak Hill.

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

Kentuck   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,120 people in 2016)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
Oxanna   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
De Armanville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
Silver Run   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run had a post office and no railroad service
Anniston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,112 people in 2016)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Oak Hill
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
Abel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oak Hill
 - Abel 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 Oak Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oak Hill 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 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.

Oak Hill is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Oak Hill)
      Munford   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Friendship   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saks   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Oak Hill:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Hill. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Oak Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5851, Longitude: -85.8144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Hill 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 Oak Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oak Hill.