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Pittsburg, Alabama

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The location of Pittsburg

Our Genealogy Helper for Pittsburg ...

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 Pittsburg (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pittsburg. 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.

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 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.

Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pittsburg:

Lawrence     (The home county for Pittsburg)
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Moulton   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wren   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Point   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  South Vinemont   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vinemont   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Point   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  White City   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bremen   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Killen   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Comer   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Atlas - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Triana   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Madison   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  English Village   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Toney   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Normal   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hackleburg   [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]
  Trinity   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lacon   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Nauvoo   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Addison   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Houston   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arley   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Slick Ford   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Haleyville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Boar Tush   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pittsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pittsburg.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Pittsburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bogar Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Pittsburg ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pittsburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pittsburg, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pittsburg.

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 Pittsburg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pittsburg.

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

Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pittsburg
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,258 people in 2017)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pittsburg
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pittsburg
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pittsburg
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Pittsburg
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 518 people in 2017)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pittsburg
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pittsburg
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pittsburg
 - Simpson 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 Pittsburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pittsburg in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Pittsburg:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pittsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5254, Longitude: -87.2059     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pittsburg 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:

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

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