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Pearce's Mills, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pearce's Mills ...

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's Mills (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's Mills. 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 Pearce's Mills ...

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 Pearce's Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pearce's Mills: Pearces Mls. (or less commonly used: Pearces Mlls.)

Newspapers Published in Pearce's Mills ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pearce's Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pearce's Mills, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pearce's Mills.

Cemeteries Near Pearce's Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pearce's Mills.

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's Mills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sullens Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Green Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moses Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W McKinley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sullins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Weatherly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Streetman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Haley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Whitehouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Federick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Donham Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brilliant Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Bostick Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gold Mine Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Mars Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lovejoy Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pikeville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Flurry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Scuffle Grit Cemetery [Map]      
  S May & Akers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burnt House Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hamilton City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Banister Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Halcomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crooked Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Myers Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fulton Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cedar Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cochran Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cooper 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Pearce's Mills had a population of 92 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pearce's Mills
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Pearce's Mills
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pearce's Mills
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pearce's Mills
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Pearce's Mills
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pearce's Mills
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pearce's Mills
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pearce's Mills
 - Bear Creek 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 Pearce's Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pearce's Mills 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Pearce's Mills is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Pearce's Mills)
      Twin   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Pearce's Mills:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pearce's Mills ...

While our initial data for Pearce's Mills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pearce's Mills 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 Pearce's Mills.

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 Pearce's Mills:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pearce's Mills.
      See our Misc Page for Pearce's Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearce's Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1209, Longitude: -87.8367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pearce's Mills 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's Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pearce's Mills.


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