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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 21 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 15 miles [24.1 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 ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mountain View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Downer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hammack Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Warren Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Killian Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Husky Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lankford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wesson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mahan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Copeland Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Unity 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.

Lydia   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Hill
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Hill
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Wills 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 DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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
DeKalb     (The home county for Pleasant Hill)
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Shiloh   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Jackson
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 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 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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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
 
Also see ...
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About DeKalb 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.

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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: 34.4401, Longitude: -85.8339     [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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