Our Genealogical Helper for Moores 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 Moores 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 Moores 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.
Name Variations for Moores Hill ...
When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.
Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Moores Hill.
- While the name of this town is Moores Hill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Moores Hill may originally have been Moore's Hill.
- Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Moores Hill might be written as Moore Hill.
Newspapers Published in Moores 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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moores Hill.
Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moores Hill, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moores Hill.
Cemeteries Near Moores Hill ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moores 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 Moores Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
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 Moores Hill had a population of 469 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Moores Hill had a population of 611 people.
These communities are listed based on their distance from Moores Hill, with the one closest to Moores Hill listed first.
| Sparta [Map] |
| - || Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Moores Hill |
| - || 1895 population of 100 people |
| - || Sparta had a post office and no railroad service |
| Milan [Map] |
| - || Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moores Hill |
| - || 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,856 people in 2017) |
| - || Milan had a post office and railroad service |
| Chesterville [Map] |
| - || Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moores Hill |
| - || Chesterville had a post office and no railroad service |
| Elrod [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moores Hill |
| - || 1895 population of 300 people |
| - || Elrod had a post office and no railroad service |
| Stumpke Corner [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moores Hill |
| - || Stumpke Corner had a post office and no railroad service |
| Kyle [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moores Hill |
| - || 1895 population of 23 people |
| - || Kyle had a post office and no railroad service |
| Manchester [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moores Hill |
| - || 1895 population of 312 people |
| - || Manchester had a post office and railroad service |
| Pierceville [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moores Hill |
| - || 1895 population of 127 people |
| - || Pierceville had a post office and railroad service |
| Dillsboro [Map] |
| - || Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moores Hill |
| - || 1895 population of 439 people (with 1,404 people in 2017) |
| - || Dillsboro 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 Moores Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moores 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.
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 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 Moores Hill:
These websites are specific to Indiana:
Website for the Indiana State Archives
Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Indiana to be a good source for additional links.
These pages are specific to Dearborn County:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Indiana:
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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Moores Hill ...
While our initial data for Moores Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Moores 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 Moores 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 Moores Hill:|
| ||Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office |
|We have found Moores Hill in these Censuses: 2010-1990|
| See our Census Page for Moores Hill for more information.|
|Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Moores Hill.|
| See our Misc Page for Moores Hill for more information.|
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moores Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Dearborn County: www.dearborncounty.org/
The official website for State of Indiana: www.in.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Moores Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moores Hill) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moores Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moores Hill
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moores Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1117, Longitude: -85.0904 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Moores 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 Moores Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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