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Westhill, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Westhill ...

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 Westhill (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Westhill. 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.

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.

Westhill is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Westhill)
  Coker   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Northport   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Buhl   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Elrod   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lake Front Village   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ingleside Village   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Echola   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tuscaloosa   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sahama Village   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alberta City   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wood Village   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Foster's   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Holt   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Egypt - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fikestown - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brent   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Berry   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rossland City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belk   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kirkland   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eutaw   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Greene   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lizzieville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Boligee   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Akron   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  North Johns   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adger   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hueytown   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McCalla   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Concord   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kennedy   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Millport   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hightogy   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gordo   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reform   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Carrollton   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  McShan   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aliceville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beaver Town   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McMullen   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ethelsville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Macedonia   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pickensville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Panola   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Corona   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Patton   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakman   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Parrish   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
  New Hope (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Westhill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westhill.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Westhill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Caledonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Backbone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Romulus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunns Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Dunn Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flatwood Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Westhill ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westhill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westhill, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westhill.

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 Westhill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westhill.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Westhill
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,094 people in 2017)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westhill
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westhill
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 100,287 people in 2017)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westhill
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Westhill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westhill
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Westhill
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westhill
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Gordo   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westhill
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,644 people in 2017)
 - Gordo 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 Westhill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westhill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Westhill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lamar County:     Cyndi's



Pickens County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westhill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2512, Longitude: -87.6833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westhill 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:

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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 Westhill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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