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Pleasant Ridge, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Ridge ...

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 Ridge (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 Ridge. 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.

Name Variations for Pleasant Ridge ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Pleasant Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant Ridge: Pleasant Rdg. (or less commonly used: Pleasant Rdge. or Pleasant Ridg.)

Newspapers Published in Pleasant Ridge ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Ridge, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Ridge ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  E Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  N Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  W East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson 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 Ridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pleasant Ridge.

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

Eva   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Battleground 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 Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Ridge 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 and doctors 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 Ridge is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Pleasant Ridge)
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 - although 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 Ridge:

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 Cullman 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3040, Longitude: -86.8150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Ridge 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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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