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Pull Tight, Alabama
(Marion County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pull Tight ...

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 Pull Tight (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 Pull Tight. 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 Pull Tight ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pull Tight.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pull Tight, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pull Tight.

Cemeteries Near Pull Tight ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pull Tight.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Sullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  ENE Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams 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 Pull Tight in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pull Tight.

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

Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pull Tight
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Pull Tight
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pull Tight
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Pull Tight
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pull Tight
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pull Tight
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pull Tight
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pull Tight
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville 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 Pull Tight. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pull Tight 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.

Pull Tight is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Pull Tight)
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Twin   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Pull Tight:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pull Tight. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0212, Longitude: -87.7847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pull Tight 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 Pull Tight, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pull Tight.