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Pence, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pence ...

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 Pence (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 Pence. 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 Pence ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pence.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pence, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pence.

Cemeteries Near Pence ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pence.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  N Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  E West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  E Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  N Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  N Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hartselle Memory Gardens [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 Pence in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pence.

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Pence
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pence
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pence
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Pence
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pence
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle 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 Pence. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pence 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.

Pence is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Pence)
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Pence:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan 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 stretches from Pence. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4493, Longitude: -86.7589     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pence 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 Pence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pence.


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