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Pleasant View, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant View ...

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 View (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 View. 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 View ...

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 View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant View: Pleasant Vw.

Newspapers Published in Pleasant View ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant View, 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 View.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant View ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crosses Chapel 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 View in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pleasant View.

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

Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant View
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant View
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant View
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant View
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant View
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant View
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant View
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant View
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant View
 - Hulaco 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 View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant View 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 View is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Pleasant View)
      East Point   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 View:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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 that stretches from Pleasant View. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pleasant View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2348, Longitude: -86.7656     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant View 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 View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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