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Pleasant Gap, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Gap ...

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 Pleasant Gap (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 Pleasant Gap. 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 Pleasant Gap ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Gap.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Gap, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Gap.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Gap ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pleasant Gap.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Arrington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Goshen Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Borden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSW Hanks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hutching Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sardis Hill 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Spring Garden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Gap
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
Rock Run Station   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Gap
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Run   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Gap
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
Ladiga   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Gap
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
Borden Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Gap
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Exie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Gap
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Bluffton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Gap
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
Palestine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Gap
 - Palestine had a post office and railroad service

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

Pleasant Gap is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Pleasant Gap)
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Angel   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graham   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Pleasant Gap:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pleasant Gap ...

While our initial data for Pleasant Gap came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pleasant Gap in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Pleasant Gap.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Pleasant Gap:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pleasant Gap.
      See our Misc Page for Pleasant Gap for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Gap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9876, Longitude: -85.5200     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Gap 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 Pleasant Gap, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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