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Pinewood Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pinewood Estates ...

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 Pinewood Estates (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 Pinewood Estates. 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 Pinewood Estates ...

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 Pinewood Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pinewood Estates: Pinewood Ests.

Newspapers Published in Pinewood Estates ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pinewood Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pinewood Estates, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pinewood Estates.

Cemeteries Near Pinewood Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pinewood Estates.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  N Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sims 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>

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

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

Troy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pinewood Estates
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pinewood Estates
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pinewood Estates
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pinewood Estates
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pinewood Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pinewood Estates
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pinewood Estates
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,972 people in 2016)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Pinewood Estates
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pinewood Estates
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pinewood Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pinewood Estates 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.

Pinewood Estates is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Pinewood Estates)
      Troy   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Pinewood Estates:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pinewood Estates. 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 starting from Pinewood Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pinewood Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinewood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8093, Longitude: -85.9288     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pinewood Estates 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 Pinewood Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pinewood Estates.