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Elmhill Plantation, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Elmhill Plantation ...

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 Elmhill Plantation (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 Elmhill Plantation. 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 Elmhill Plantation ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elmhill Plantation.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elmhill Plantation, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Elmhill Plantation.

Cemeteries Near Elmhill Plantation ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elmhill Plantation.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  NE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams 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 Elmhill Plantation in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elmhill Plantation.

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

Troy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Elmhill Plantation
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Elmhill Plantation
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Elmhill Plantation
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elmhill Plantation
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,972 people in 2016)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elmhill Plantation
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Elmhill Plantation
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Elmhill Plantation
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Elmhill Plantation
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Elmhill Plantation
 - Hallsville 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 Elmhill Plantation. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elmhill Plantation 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.

Elmhill Plantation is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Elmhill Plantation)
      Troy   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Graball   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - you should note 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 Elmhill Plantation:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike 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
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About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmhill Plantation. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7946, Longitude: -85.9055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elmhill Plantation 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 Elmhill Plantation, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elmhill Plantation.