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High Pine, Alabama
(Clay County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for High Pine ...

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 High Pine (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 High Pine. 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 High Pine ...

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 High Pine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of High Pine, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for High Pine.

Cemeteries Near High Pine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of High Pine.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Noles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poe Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashland City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hassell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE County Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harvell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clairmont Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campbell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Horns Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lineville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mellow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove 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 High Pine in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of High Pine.

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

Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from High Pine
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from High Pine
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,971 people in 2016)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from High Pine
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from High Pine
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from High Pine
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Gibsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from High Pine
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Lineville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from High Pine
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,306 people in 2016)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
Mellow Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from High Pine
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley 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 High Pine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring High Pine 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.

High Pine is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for High Pine)
      Ashland   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 High Pine:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Pine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2534, Longitude: -85.9064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for High Pine 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 High Pine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for High Pine.