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Pierceton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pierceton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Pierceton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pierceton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pierceton, please Contact Us.

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 Pierceton (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 Pierceton. 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 Pierceton ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pierceton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pierceton, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pierceton.

Cemeteries Near Pierceton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pierceton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Chapel 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.

While we didn't find Pierceton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pierceton.

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

Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Pierceton
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pierceton
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pierceton
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pierceton
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pierceton
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Pierceton
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pierceton
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pierceton
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pierceton
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 204 people in 2017)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pierceton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pierceton 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Pierceton is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Pierceton)
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Trenton   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blackankle   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Pierceton:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson 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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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Pierceton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Pierceton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pierceton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pierceton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7279, Longitude: -86.1972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pierceton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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