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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Pleasant ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mount Pleasant. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mount Pleasant to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mount Pleasant, please Contact Us.




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 Mount Pleasant (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 Mount Pleasant. 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 Mount Pleasant ...

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 Mount Pleasant.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Pleasant: Mt. Pleasant

Newspapers Published in Mount Pleasant ...

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 Mount Pleasant.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Pleasant, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Pleasant.

Cemeteries Near Mount Pleasant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant.

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 Mount Pleasant covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW George Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  W Key Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Duncan 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.

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

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

South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Mount Pleasant
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Mount Pleasant
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Pleasant
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Pleasant
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Pleasant
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Pleasant
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mount Pleasant
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Mount Pleasant
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley 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 Mount Pleasant. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Pleasant 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Mount Pleasant is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Colbert     (The home county for Mount Pleasant)
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Mount Pleasant:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     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 for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mount Pleasant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Mount Pleasant. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Pleasant) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Pleasant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7709, Longitude: -87.6070     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Pleasant.



 
 
 

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