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Pinthlocco, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pinthlocco ...

So far, we have found very little information about Pinthlocco. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pinthlocco to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pinthlocco, please Contact Us.

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 Pinthlocco (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 Pinthlocco. 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 Pinthlocco ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pinthlocco.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pinthlocco, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pinthlocco.

Cemeteries Near Pinthlocco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pinthlocco.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rockford Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Darsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Swamp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Miller - Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Equality Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Proctor Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bell Rattle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Sinai 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.

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

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

Pentonville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pinthlocco
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Pinthlocco
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 444 people in 2016)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pinthlocco
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pinthlocco
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pinthlocco
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Pinthlocco
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest had a post office and no railroad service
Weoka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Pinthlocco
 - Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pinthlocco
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Equality   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pinthlocco
 - Equality had a post office and no railroad service
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pinthlocco
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
Buyck   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pinthlocco
 - Buyck 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 Pinthlocco. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pinthlocco 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Pinthlocco is historic, it would have been located within present day Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Pinthlocco)
      Rockford   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Pinthlocco:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
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    
Randolph 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 Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Pinthlocco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Pinthlocco. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pinthlocco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinthlocco. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8390, Longitude: -86.2111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pinthlocco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pinthlocco.