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Pumpkin Center, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pumpkin Center ...

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 Pumpkin Center (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 Pumpkin Center. 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 Pumpkin Center ...

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 Pumpkin Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pumpkin Center: Pumpkin Ctr. (or less commonly used: Pumpkin Cen., Pumpkin Cent. or Pumpkin Cntr.)

Newspapers Published in Pumpkin Center ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pumpkin Center.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pumpkin Center, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pumpkin Center.

Cemeteries Near Pumpkin Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pumpkin Center.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Henderson - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mosely Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Howards Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Hammack Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Husky Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lankford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  W Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW White Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ami Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Menlo Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Holly Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Valley Head Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  


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 Pumpkin Center in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pumpkin Center.

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

Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Chesterfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Pumpkin Center
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
Cordell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pumpkin Center
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
New Moon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
Broomtown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
Starkville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Pumpkin Center
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pumpkin Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pumpkin Center 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 and doctors 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.

Pumpkin Center 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 Pumpkin Center. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pumpkin Center:

DeKalb     (The home county for Pumpkin Center)
      Fort Payne   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Pumpkin Center:

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:

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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pumpkin Center. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4354, Longitude: -85.6352     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pumpkin Center 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 Pumpkin Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pumpkin Center.


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