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Our Genealogical Helper for Pearce ...

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 Pearce (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 Pearce. 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 Pearce ...

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 Pearce.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pearce, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pearce.

Cemeteries Near Pearce ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pearce.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Cedar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Poplar Spring Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Hunters Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Webb Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Old Pleasant Plains Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ashford City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bluff Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cowarts Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Crestlawn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gates of Heaven Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hurts Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cowarts Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Culpepper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Granberry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gardens of Memory Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dothan City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rocky Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Camp Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW East Side Cemetery [Map]      
  NW West Side Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grier Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Balkum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Piney Grove 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 Pearce in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pearce.

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

Barber   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pearce
 - Barber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Pearce
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
 
Headland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pearce
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Balkum   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Pearce
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tidwell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pearce
 - Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pearce
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cedar Springs had no post office or railroad service
 
Keyton's   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pearce
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
 
Midland City   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pearce
 - Midland City 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 Pearce. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pearce 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Pearce is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Houston     (The home county for Pearce)
      Webb   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Barbour
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coffee
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dale
      Grimes   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Newton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Geneva
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Henry
      Headland   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Holmes (FL)
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Jackson (FL)
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parramore (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cypress (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington (FL)
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Calhoun (GA)
      Arlington (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edison (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Decatur (GA)
      Brinson (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Miller (GA)
      Colquitt (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boykin (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 Pearce:

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 Houston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Houston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Houston 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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Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Houston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearce. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2588, Longitude: -85.2260     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pearce 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 Pearce, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pearce.



 
 
 

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