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Pinhook, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pinhook ...

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 Pinhook (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 Pinhook. 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 Pinhook ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pinhook.

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

Cemeteries Near Pinhook ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pinhook.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bogar Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Holmes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gum Pond 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 Pinhook in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pinhook.

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

Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Pinhook
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pinhook
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pinhook
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,343 people in 2016)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pinhook
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pinhook
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pinhook
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pinhook
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Pinhook
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pinhook
 - Clifty 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 Pinhook. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pinhook 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 hospitals and 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.

Pinhook is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Pinhook)
      Wren   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Pinhook:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinhook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4015, Longitude: -87.2503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pinhook 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 Pinhook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pinhook.