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Pintlala, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pintlala ...

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 Pintlala (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 Pintlala. 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 Pintlala ...

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 Pintlala.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pintlala, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pintlala.

Cemeteries Near Pintlala ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pintlala.

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

Distance &

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

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

Fleta   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pintlala
 - Fleta had a post office and no railroad service
Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pintlala
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pintlala
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pintlala
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pintlala
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pintlala
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Letohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pintlala
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Letohatchee had a post office and railroad service
Mount Carmel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Pintlala
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mount Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pintlala
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
Sellers   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pintlala
 - Sellers 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 Pintlala. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pintlala 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.

Pintlala 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 Pintlala. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pintlala:

Montgomery     (The home county for Pintlala)
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 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   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Pintlala:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa 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 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pintlala. 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' distance that begins in Pintlala. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pintlala) 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 Pintlala. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pintlala

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pintlala. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1759, Longitude: -86.3673     [Map].

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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 Pintlala, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pintlala.


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