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Our Genealogical Helper for Pigeye ...

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 Pigeye (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 Pigeye. 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 Pigeye ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pigeye.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pigeye, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pigeye.

Cemeteries Near Pigeye ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pigeye.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Line Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCurley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cochran Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dempsey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burnt House Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baggett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lockridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nix Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pilot Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Childers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Newburg Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lovejoy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fortner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Nichols Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sparks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sullins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Weatherly Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moorman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Osborn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brazel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Old Nauvoo Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cockrell - Cofield Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Galbreath Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  S Streetman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Federick Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gober 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 Pigeye in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pigeye.

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

Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pigeye
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shottsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pigeye
 - Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pigeye
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Pigeye
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pigeye
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pigeye
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pigeye
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pigeye
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pigeye
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bexar   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pigeye
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Bexar 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 Pigeye. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pigeye 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.

Pigeye 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 Pigeye. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pigeye:

  DirectionDistance
Marion     (The home county for Pigeye)
      Hackleburg   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Colbert
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Fayette
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Franklin
      Hodges   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Lamar
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Winston
      Boar Tush   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Pigeye:

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    
Lauderdale 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    
Prentiss 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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' distance starting from Pigeye. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pigeye) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pigeye. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2979, Longitude: -87.9242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pigeye 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 Pigeye, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pigeye.



 
 
 

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