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Union Hill, Alabama
(Morgan 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 25 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 17 miles [27.4 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  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  W East Battleground 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>

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.

Eva   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Union Hill
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union Hill
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union Hill
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union Hill
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union Hill
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Union Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman 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 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Union Hill)
      Eva   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 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 like to 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 - 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 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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Morgan 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 Morgan County: www.co.morgan.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Union Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.3334, Longitude: -86.8008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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 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.