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Society Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Society 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 Society 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 Society 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 Society 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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Society Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Society Hill, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Society Hill.

Cemeteries Near Society Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Darlington Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watoola Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Joshua Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Texas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Borom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Uchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pierce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chamlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Chapple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warrior Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Grove 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Society Hill had a population of 151 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Society Hill
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee had a post office and no railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Society Hill
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Creek Stand   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Society Hill
 - Creek Stand had a post office and no railroad service
Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Society Hill
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Society Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Hurtsboro   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Society Hill
 - 1895 population of 433 people (with 593 people in 2016)
 - Hurtsboro had a post office and railroad service
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Society Hill
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Society Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,722 people in 2016)
 - Tuskegee 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 Society Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Society 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 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.

Society Hill is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Society Hill)
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Society Hill, see our County-by-County Page for Society 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 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 - 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 Society 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 Macon 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      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Society Hill ...

While our initial data for Society Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Society 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 Society 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 Society Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Society Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Society Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Society Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4265, Longitude: -85.4452     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Society Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Society Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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