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Pike Road, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pike Road ...

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 Pike Road (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 Pike Road. 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 Pike Road ...

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 Pike Road.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pike Road: Pike Rd.

Newspapers Published in Pike Road ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pike Road.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pike Road, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pike Road.

Cemeteries Near Pike Road ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pike Road.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Perrys Mill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Gilmer Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hardt Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brighter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ashurst Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ray Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Panhandle Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gilder Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Meigs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pinkston Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Meriwether Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Manning Springs / McDade Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Judkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lucas Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Woodland Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Orange Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Birch Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Orme Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wescott Cemetery [Map]      
  N Augusta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eastwood Memorial 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Pike Road had a population of 62 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Pike Road had a population of 8,274 people.

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

Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pike Road
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pike Road
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pike Road
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pike Road
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pike Road
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pike Road
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pike Road
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Pike Road
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull 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 Pike Road. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pike Road 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Pike Road is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Pike Road)
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Pike Road:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pike Road ...

While our initial data for Pike Road came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pike Road 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 Pike Road.

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 Pike Road:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Pike Road in these Censuses: 2010-2000
      See our Census Page for Pike Road for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pike Road.
      See our Misc Page for Pike Road for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pike Road. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pike Road

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pike Road. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2659, Longitude: -86.1350     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pike Road 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 Pike Road, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pike Road.


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