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Pleasant Ridge, Alabama
(Greene County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Ridge ...

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 Ridge (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 Ridge. 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 Ridge ...

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 Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant Ridge: Pleasant Rdg. (or less commonly used: Pleasant Rdge. or Pleasant Ridg.)

Newspapers Published in Pleasant Ridge ...

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 Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Ridge, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Ridge ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Screptah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shedd Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brickyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trantham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW William Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCaa Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Jamestown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Demount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethesda Church Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Franconia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Manatua Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Speed Quarters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blubber Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adams 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 Pleasant Ridge had a population of 237 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Ridge
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Mantua   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
Benevola   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Ridge
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Ridge
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 221 people in 2016)
 - Union 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 Pleasant Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Ridge 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 and doctors 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 Ridge is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Pleasant Ridge)
      West Greene   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      York   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Pleasant Ridge:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pleasant Ridge ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0143, Longitude: -88.0836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Ridge 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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pleasant Ridge.