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Pine Hill, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Hill ...

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 Pine Hill (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 Pine Hill. 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 Pine Hill ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Hill, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Hill.

Cemeteries Near Pine Hill ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cleburne Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Cool Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Wise Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buchanan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandy Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Fordham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Veal Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowdon Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowdon City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garretts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beason Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth 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>

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

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

Newell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Hill
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pine Hill
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pine Hill
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
Graham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pine Hill
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Hill
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
Rockdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Hill
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
Micaville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Hill
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
Milner   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Hill
 - Milner 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 Pine Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Hill 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.

Pine Hill is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Pine Hill)
      Newell   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Abel   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - you should note that 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 Pine Hill:

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 Randolph 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    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pine Hill. 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' distance beginning in Pine Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4671, Longitude: -85.4111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Hill 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 Pine Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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