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Pratt Mines, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pratt Mines ...

So far, we have found very little information about Pratt Mines. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pratt Mines to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pratt Mines, please Contact Us.

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 Pratt Mines (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 Pratt Mines. 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 the area of Pratt Mines ...

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 190 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pratt Mines.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Pratt Mines. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Pratt Mines and those printed in the larger area surrounding Pratt Mines.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> of Pratt Mines.

Cemeteries Near Pratt Mines ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pratt Mines.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  W George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  SSE Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Linn Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  E McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  E East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Linns Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maben 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.

Pratt Mines itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 1,946 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Ensley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Pratt Mines
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
Wylam   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pratt Mines
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Pratt Mines
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pratt Mines
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pratt Mines
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Pratt Mines
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pratt Mines
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pratt Mines
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pratt Mines
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pratt Mines
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pratt Mines
 - Dolomite 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 Pratt Mines. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pratt Mines 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Pratt Mines is historic, it would have been located within present day Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Pratt Mines)
      Pratt City   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Forestdale   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Docena   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Minor   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scarlet Town   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Pratt Mines:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pratt Mines ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 Pratt Mines.

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 Pratt Mines:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Pratt Mines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Pratt Mines. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pratt Mines) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pratt Mines. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pratt Mines

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pratt Mines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5375, Longitude: -86.8925     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pratt Mines have been estimated.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pratt Mines.


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