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Pine Orchard, Alabama
(Monroe County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Orchard ...

Although we found mention of Pine Orchard during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Pine Orchard was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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 Orchard (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 Orchard. 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 Orchard ...

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 Orchard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Orchard, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Orchard.

Cemeteries Near Pine Orchard ...

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

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Pine Orchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Savannah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turnbull Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S John Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Amity Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Puryearville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pineville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pineville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kaiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Scotland Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pineview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turkestan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Liberty 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.<3>

While we didn't find Pine Orchard in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Orchard.

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

Skinnerton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pine Orchard
 - Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service
Riley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Orchard
 - Riley had a post office and no railroad service
Turnbull   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Orchard
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Turnbull had a post office and no railroad service
Burnt Corn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Orchard
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Orchard
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
Lovan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Orchard
 - Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
Natchez   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Orchard
 - Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
Turkestan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Turkestan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Pine Orchard
 - Turkestan had a post office and no railroad service
Bowles   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Orchard
 - Bowles 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 Orchard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Orchard 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.

Pine Orchard is primarily located in Monroe County. A portion of Pine Orchard extends into Conecuh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Pine Orchard)
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Repton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furman   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Orchard:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Pine Orchard and then turned west". While Pine Orchard could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Pine Orchard as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Pine Orchard could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Pine Orchard: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Saint Clair County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pine Orchard.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Pine Orchard. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Orchard) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Orchard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6407, Longitude: -87.1364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Orchard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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 Orchard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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