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Upper Green Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Upper Green 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 Upper Green 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 Upper Green 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 Upper Green 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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Upper Green Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Upper Green Hill, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Upper Green Hill.

Cemeteries Near Upper Green Hill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Restview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bishop Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clack Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hensley Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chinubee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Railroad Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blue Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hardwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old West Point 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 Upper Green Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Upper Green Hill.

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

Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Upper Green Hill
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Upper Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 381 people (with 380 people in 2009)
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Upper Green Hill
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Upper Green Hill
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Wayland Springs (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upper Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people
 - Wayland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upper Green Hill
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Upper Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Loretto (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Upper Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 1,752 people in 2016)
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Green Hill
 - Webster 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 Upper Green Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Upper Green 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.

Upper Green Hill is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Upper Green Hill)
      Green Hill   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hohenwald (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maury (TN)
      Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Upper Green 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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
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    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Green Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9848, Longitude: -87.5067     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Green 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 Upper Green Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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