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Pleasant Site, Alabama

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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 Site (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 Site. 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 Site ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Site.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Site, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Site.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Site ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Pleasant Site Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bolton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Patterson Strickland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW James Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Sally Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weatherbee Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mann Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  E Blue Lick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Halltown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burnout Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burntout Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bonds Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Union Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Epps Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW White Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Hillcrest Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Finley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tompkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forest Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Pittsburg Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Byram Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Hale Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Belmont Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Red Bay City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bolin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park [Map]      
  W Joel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Lindsey Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Burges Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Burgess Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Tharp Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCarley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Osborn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sparks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Carter Branch Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  E Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bolton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Martin Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NW Highland Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Twitty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bullen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gober Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Nauvoo Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCollough Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Paradise Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Bethany Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Pleasant Site had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Good Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Site
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Site
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Maud   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Site
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Site
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,039 people in 2015)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Site
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Bishop   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Site
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Site
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant Site
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen 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 Site. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Site 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Site is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Pleasant Site)
      Burntout   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Site:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pleasant Site ...

While our initial data for Pleasant Site came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pleasant Site in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Pleasant Site.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Pleasant Site:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pleasant Site.
      See our Misc Page for Pleasant Site for more information.

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pleasant Site. 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 starting in Pleasant Site. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pleasant Site) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Site. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5420, Longitude: -88.0653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Site 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 Site, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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