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Pebble, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pebble ...

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 Pebble (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 Pebble. 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 Pebble ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pebble.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pebble, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pebble.

Cemeteries Near Pebble ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pebble.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  SW Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  W John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Home 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.<3>

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

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

Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pebble
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pebble
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pebble
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pebble
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pebble
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pebble
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pebble
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pebble
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pebble
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pebble
 - Natural Bridge 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 Pebble. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pebble 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.

Pebble is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Pebble)
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Pebble:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pebble ...

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

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 Pebble:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pebble.
      See our Misc Page for Pebble for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pebble. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Pebble. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pebble) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pebble. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2865, Longitude: -87.5464     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pebble 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Pebble, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pebble.