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Red Hill, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red 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 Red Hill.

Cemeteries Near Red Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red 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 Red Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baileyton 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 Red Hill had a population of 48 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Hill
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Red Hill
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Red Hill
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Red Hill
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Red Hill
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Red Hill
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Hill
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Red Hill
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Red Hill
 - Bright Star 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 Red Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red 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 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.

Red Hill is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Red Hill)
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Red 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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    
Cherokee 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    
Jefferson 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Red Hill ...

While our initial data for Red Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Red Hill 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 Red Hill.

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 Red Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Red Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Red Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Red Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 that stretches from Red Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2559, Longitude: -86.4242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red 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 Red Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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