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Piney Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Piney Chapel ...

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 Piney Chapel (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 Piney Chapel. 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 Piney Chapel ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Piney Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Piney Chapel, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Piney Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Piney Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Piney Chapel.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Malone Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW West Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  W McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE German Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cylone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sylone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  W Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Concord Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Milhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pettusville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hardin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hasting Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bailes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harlow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  E Powers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pulley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Motes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scrouge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bridgforth Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Trotter Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSW Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dedman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tuck Cemetery [Map]      
  E Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  E Booker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Golightly Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Delap - Clemant Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daly Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weir 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 Piney Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Piney Chapel.

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

Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Piney Chapel
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Piney Chapel
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Piney Chapel
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Piney Chapel
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Piney Chapel
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Piney Chapel
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Piney Chapel
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Wooley Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Piney Chapel
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Estaville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Piney Chapel
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Piney Chapel
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Piney Chapel
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Caro   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Piney Chapel
 - Caro 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 Piney Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Piney Chapel 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 and 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.

Piney Chapel is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Piney Chapel)
      Athens   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Piney Chapel:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Piney Chapel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Piney Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piney Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8551, Longitude: -86.9336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piney Chapel 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 Piney Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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