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Harmony, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Harmony ...

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 Harmony (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 Harmony. 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 Harmony ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harmony.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harmony, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harmony.

Cemeteries Near Harmony ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harmony.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Monterey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ridgeville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crenshaws Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crenshaw Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Butler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Manningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crum Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shacklesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jenkins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE William Seale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Harmony had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Forest Home   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Harmony
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
Awin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Harmony
 - Awin had a post office and no railroad service
Herbert   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Harmony
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Apple   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Harmony
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 121 people in 2017)
 - Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
Butler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Harmony
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Butler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Manningham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Harmony
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
Shacklesville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Harmony
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
Furman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harmony
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman 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 Harmony. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harmony 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ramah   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hybart   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coy   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Harmony:

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:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harmony ...

While our initial data for Harmony came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Harmony 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 Harmony.

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 Harmony:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Harmony.
      See our Misc Page for Harmony for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting in Harmony. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harmony) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harmony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8910, Longitude: -86.8789     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harmony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Harmony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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