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Pine Level, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Level ...

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 Level (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 Level. 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 Level ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Level.

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

Cemeteries Near Pine Level ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Frazer - McLeod Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Possum Trot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hills Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Urquhart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE McNeil - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Fannin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orme Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chesser Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sentell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Belsor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Panhandle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel 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 Pine Level had a population of 127 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Meadville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Pine Level
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
Center Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Level
 - Center Point had a post office and no railroad service
China Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Level
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Shopton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pine Level
 - Shopton had a post office and no railroad service
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Pine Level
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Level
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Grady   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Level
 - Grady had a post office and no railroad service
Hector   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pine Level
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
Ramer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pine Level
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Ramer had a post office and railroad service
Mount Hillard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Pine Level
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard 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 Level. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Level 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 hospitals 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.

Pine Level is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Pine Level)
      Grady   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Level:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pine Level ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 starting from Pine Level. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Level) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pine Level. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine Level

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Level. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0679, Longitude: -86.0597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Level 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 Pine Level, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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