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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Hill ...

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 Pleasant Hill (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 Pleasant Hill. 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 Pleasant Hill ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Hill, 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 Pleasant Hill.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pleasant Hill.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  S Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Lusk Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Womack Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cedar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Gilbertown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Barrytown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hatchet Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wesley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bonner Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE West Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lily Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bogueloosa Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Paragon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coopers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brightwater 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 Pleasant Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pleasant Hill.

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

Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lusk   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Hill
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Souwilpa   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Souwilpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Sterling   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,798 people in 2015)
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silas   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Silas 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 Pleasant Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Hill 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Pleasant Hill is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Choctaw     (The home county for Pleasant Hill)
      Toxey   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Silas   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Clarke
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Marengo
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Sumter
      Ward   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      York   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington
      Frankville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millry   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wilcox
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enterprise (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pachuta (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wayne (MS)
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Pleasant Hill:

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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pleasant Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Pleasant Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pleasant Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9302, Longitude: -88.2145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pleasant Hill.



 
 
 

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