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Pine Mountain, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Mountain ...

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 Mountain (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 Mountain. 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.

Name Variations for Pine Mountain ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Pine Mountain.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pine Mountain: Pine Mtn. (or less commonly used: Pine Mntn.)

Newspapers Published in Pine Mountain ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Mountain.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Mountain, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Mountain.

Cemeteries Near Pine Mountain ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Compton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Love Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holston Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greens 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.<3>

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

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

Remlap   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Mountain
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service
Viola - Historic   [Map]
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Mountain
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
Compton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Pine Mountain
 - Compton had a post office and railroad service
Ayres   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Pine Mountain
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
Selfville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Mountain
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
Springville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pine Mountain
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Mountain
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Mountain
 - Little Warrior 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 Mountain. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Mountain 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Mountain is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Pine Mountain)
      Remlap   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Mountain:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8090, Longitude: -86.5686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Mountain 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 Mountain, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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