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Pawnee Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pawnee Heights ...

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 Pawnee Heights (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 Pawnee Heights. 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 Pawnee Heights ...

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 Pawnee Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pawnee Heights: Pawnee Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Pawnee Heights ...

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 186 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pawnee Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pawnee Heights, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pawnee Heights.

Cemeteries Near Pawnee Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pawnee Heights.

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 Pawnee Heights covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WSW Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edward Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  N Creel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crooked Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cardiff 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 Pawnee Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pawnee Heights.

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

New Castle   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Pawnee Heights
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pawnee Heights
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pawnee Heights
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pawnee Heights
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pawnee Heights
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pawnee Heights
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pawnee Heights
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Pawnee Heights
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pawnee Heights
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Chalkville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pawnee Heights
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pawnee Heights
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pawnee Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pawnee Heights 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.

Pawnee Heights is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Pawnee Heights)
      New Castle   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Center Point   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Zion City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tarrant   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fultondale   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Pawnee Heights:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson 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 that starts in Pawnee Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pawnee Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pawnee Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6287, Longitude: -86.7458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pawnee Heights 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 Pawnee Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pawnee Heights.


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