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Pleasant Hill Station, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Hill Station ...

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 Hill Station (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 Hill Station. 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.

Name Variations for Pleasant Hill Station ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Pleasant Hill Station.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant Hill Station: Pleasant Hill Sta. (in Canada, 'Stn.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Pleasant Hill Station ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Hill Station.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Hill Station, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Hill Station.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Hill Station ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pleasant Hill Station.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Carlowville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Adams Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Molette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Purefoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McColough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Leveton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Old Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Soles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dunklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McMillan 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.<2>

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

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

Kings   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
Belknap   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
Dawson's   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
Richmond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Carlowville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
Minter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Minter had a post office and railroad service
Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Hill Station
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin 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 Hill Station. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Hill Station 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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 Hill Station is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

Dallas     (The home county for Pleasant Hill Station)
      Minter   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Safford   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Awin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 - although 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 Hill Station:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pleasant Hill Station ...

While our initial data for Pleasant Hill Station came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pleasant Hill Station 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 Hill Station.

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 Hill Station:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pleasant Hill Station.
      See our Misc Page for Pleasant Hill Station for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Hill Station. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1607, Longitude: -86.9972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Hill Station have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Hill Station, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pleasant Hill Station.