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Pine Needles, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Needles ...

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 Needles (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 Needles. 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 Pine Needles ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Needles.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Needles, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Needles.

Cemeteries Near Pine Needles ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine Needles.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Sankey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Woodland Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ball Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ganey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sprague Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mosleys Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Murrell Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Strokes Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Gilbert Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Orme Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chesser Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Relf Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Letohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Armstrong 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 Needles in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Needles.

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

Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Needles
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pine Needles
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
Fleta   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Needles
 - Fleta had a post office and no railroad service
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Needles
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Needles
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Needles
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Needles
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Mount Carmel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Needles
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mount Carmel 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 Pine Needles. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Needles 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 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 Needles 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 Pine Needles. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pine Needles:

Montgomery     (The home county for Pine Needles)
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Needles:

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    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore 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    
Wilcox 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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Needles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1729, Longitude: -86.3161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Needles 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 Needles, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pine Needles.


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