Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Level ...
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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.
By learning about Pine Level (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 organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pine Level. 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.
Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch or the UsGenWeb Project. These professional 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 Pine Level:
For pages that are specific to Alabama:
These pages are specific to Coffee County:
Genealogy information for the nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:
Cemeteries Near Pine Level ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine Level.
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 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 above).
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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.
Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have a Cemetery List for Pine Level.
Can You Help With These Cemeteries ...
We're always in search of cemeteries, whether it's still active or long abandoned and largely forgotten. When we find mention of a cemetery, we add it with the hope that we'll be able to provide more detail in the future.
We believe that the following cemeteries can be found in Coffee County, but we don't have their location (or it may be that we have the name wrong). If you can help us with any of these cemeteries or have one that we should add, please contact us.
|Cain Cemetery|| |
|Canada-Threadgill Cemetery|| |
|Chambers Cemetery|| |
|Christopher Cemetery|| |
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 Level in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Level.
These communities are listed based on their distance from Pine Level, with the one closest to Pine Level listed first.
| Bullock [Map] |
| - || Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pine Level |
| - || 1895 population of 100 people |
| - || Bullock had a post office and no railroad service |
| Curtis [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Level |
| - || Curtis had a post office and no railroad service |
| Elba [Map] |
| - || Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Level |
| - || 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,953 people in 2012) |
| - || Elba had a post office and no railroad service |
| Peacock - Historic [Map] |
| - || While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists |
| - || Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Pine Level |
| - || Peacock had a post office and no railroad service |
| Brantley [Map] |
| - || Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Level |
| - || Brantley had a post office and no railroad service |
| Rose Hill [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pine Level |
| - || Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service |
| Dozier [Map] |
| - || Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pine Level |
| - || Dozier had a post office and no railroad service |
| Opine [Map] |
| - || Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Level |
| - || Opine had a post office and no railroad service |
We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pine Level. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Level 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 expanded our search to 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 Level is located in Coffee County.
The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.
Below are the counties that are near Pine Level. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pine Level. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pine Level and not the distance if you drove it.<1>:
For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Pine Level, see our County-by-County Page for Pine Level.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pine Level. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Pine Level:
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins at Pine Level. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Level) to Point B.|
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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 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 Level, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pine Level.