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Union Hill, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Union Hill.

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

Cemeteries Near Union Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fall River Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore 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>

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

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

Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Union Hill
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Union Hill
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union Hill
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Marbuts (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 31 people (with 519 people in 2016)
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Stella (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Union Hill
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union Hill
 - Gipsy 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 Union Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union 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 and hospitals 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.

Union Hill is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Union Hill)
      Lester   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Anderson   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Pleasant (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 starts in Union Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9773, Longitude: -87.2006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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 Union Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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