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Pleasant Hill, Alabama
(Winston 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 44 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 23 miles [37 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     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ashridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shady Grove Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garrison - Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Sutton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rock Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Taylor Historical Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Walker Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Double Springs Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Curtis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wolfpen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh East Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Frost Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Johnson Cemetery (East) [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery (West) [Map]      
  SW Bright Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lowrimore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Elliott Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Lovett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Blooming Youth Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whatley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shadix Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Freeman - Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bunyan Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chilcoat Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW DeGraffenreid Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Winston Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Littleville Community Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shipman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barnett Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kelly Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Avery Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dragout Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davis Family Cemetery North [Map]      
  W Davis Family Cemetery South [Map]      
  W Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Boar Tush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Botush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hoggle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Poole Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lovett - West Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rocky Plains Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Corinth Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tapsville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Posey Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller 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.

Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Hill
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Natural Bridge 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 doctors and 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 Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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:

Winston     (The home county for Pleasant Hill)
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 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 begin 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     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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

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 State of Alabama:

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: 34.2190, Longitude: -87.4431     [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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