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Pleasant Hill, Alabama
(Clarke County)

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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 33 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 22 miles [35.4 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 &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Lower Peach Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gates Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bassett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Magnolia Lawns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spinks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Hill 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.

Culpeper   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Rural   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Hill
 - Rural had a post office and railroad service
Dickinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Dickinson had a post office and no railroad service
Thomasville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Hill
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
Vashti   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Hill
 - Vashti 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 Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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:

Clarke     (The home county for Pleasant Hill)
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Little River   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Silas   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Pleasant Hill:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Clarke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke 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 Clarke County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pleasant Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Pleasant Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 31.8474, Longitude: -87.6356     [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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