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Pleasant Hill, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Hill ...

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 (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. 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 Hill ...

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

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Hill, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Hill.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Hill ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whittaker 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>

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

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

Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Hill
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Hill
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pleasant Hill
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,677 people in 2016)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Hill
 - Lim Rock 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Hill 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 doctors and 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 is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Pleasant Hill)
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Langston   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5637, Longitude: -86.1330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Hill 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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