A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Pinkneyville, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Pinkneyville ...

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 Pinkneyville (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 Pinkneyville. 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 Pinkneyville ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pinkneyville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pinkneyville, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pinkneyville.

Cemeteries Near Pinkneyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pinkneyville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W O'Neil Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parkdale Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion 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 Pinkneyville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pinkneyville.

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

Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,330 people in 2017)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pinkneyville
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 202 people in 2017)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pinkneyville
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Goldville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 52 people in 2017)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pinkneyville
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hollins   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pinkneyville
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 757 people in 2017)
 - New Site 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 Pinkneyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pinkneyville 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.

Pinkneyville is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for Pinkneyville)
      Millerville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Pinkneyville:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pinkneyville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pinkneyville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinkneyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1068, Longitude: -85.9591     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pinkneyville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation

<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 Pinkneyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
By John Hall