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Pine Bluff Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Bluff Estates ...

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 Pine Bluff Estates (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 Pine Bluff Estates. 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 Pine Bluff Estates ...

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 Pine Bluff Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pine Bluff Estates: Pine Blf. Ests. (or less commonly used: Pine Bluf. Ests.)

Newspapers Published in Pine Bluff Estates ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Bluff Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Bluff Estates, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Bluff Estates.

Cemeteries Near Pine Bluff Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine Bluff Estates.

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 Pine Bluff Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Key Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Jonesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  S Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  E LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Franklin Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burnt Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  S Devaney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mountain Mills 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 Pine Bluff Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Bluff Estates.

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

Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Pine Bluff Estates
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville 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 Pine Bluff Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Bluff Estates 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.

Pine Bluff Estates is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Pine Bluff Estates)
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 it should be mentioned 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 Pine Bluff Estates:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Bluff Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6770, Longitude: -87.7134     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Bluff Estates 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 Pine Bluff Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pine Bluff Estates.


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