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Our Genealogical Helper for Sanders 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 Sanders 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 Sanders 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.

Name Variations for Sanders Hill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sanders Hill.

  • While the name of this community is Sanders Hill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Sanders Hill may originally have been Sander's Hill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Sanders Hill might be written as Sander Hill.

Newspapers Published in Sanders 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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanders Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sanders Hill, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sanders Hill.

Cemeteries Near Sanders Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  WNW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Sharron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shearon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel 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.<4>

While we didn't find Sanders Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sanders Hill.

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

Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sanders Hill
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sanders Hill
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sanders Hill
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sanders Hill
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,037 people in 2017)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sanders Hill
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sanders Hill
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sanders Hill
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Sanders Hill
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,952 people in 2017)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sanders Hill
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sanders Hill
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria 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 Sanders Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sanders 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Sanders Hill is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Sanders Hill)
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sanders Hill, see our County-by-County Page for Sanders 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 helpful 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 Sanders 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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanders Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7054, Longitude: -86.0363     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanders Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<4>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 Sanders Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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