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Pikeville, Alabama
(Marion County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pikeville ...

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 Pikeville (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 Pikeville. 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 Pikeville ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pikeville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pikeville, 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 Pikeville.

Cemeteries Near Pikeville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pikeville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hamilton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Streetman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mangum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Pikeville had a population of 43 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pikeville
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pikeville
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pikeville
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pikeville
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pikeville
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Barnesville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pikeville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Barnesville had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pikeville
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pikeville
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Pikeville
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Pikeville
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit 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 Pikeville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pikeville 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 doctors 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.

Pikeville is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Pikeville)
      Twin   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Pikeville:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pikeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0382, Longitude: -87.9511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pikeville 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 Pikeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pikeville.