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Rolling Hills, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rolling Hills ...

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 Rolling Hills (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rolling Hills. 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.

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 hospitals and 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.

Rolling Hills 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 Rolling Hills. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rolling Hills:

Morgan     (The home county for Rolling Hills)
  Decatur   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Summit   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brooksville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fowler - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blountsville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gum Springs   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Vinemont   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vinemont   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Point   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Point   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Paint Rock   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wren   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caro   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Triana   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Madison   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  English Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Normal   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Toney   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hog Jaw   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pine Lake Village   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arab   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grant   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Houston   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Slick Ford   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rolling Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rolling Hills.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Rolling Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell - Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Raper Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rolling Hills ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rolling Hills.

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

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

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

Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rolling Hills
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,463 people in 2017)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rolling Hills
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 54,405 people in 2017)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rolling Hills
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rolling Hills
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rolling Hills
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 59 people in 2017)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rolling Hills
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rolling Hills
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Rolling Hills
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,373 people in 2017)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rolling Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rolling Hills in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Rolling Hills:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rolling Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5629, Longitude: -86.9206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Hills 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:

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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 Rolling Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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