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Southern Pines, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Southern Pines ...

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 Southern Pines (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 Southern Pines. 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 Southern Pines ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southern Pines.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southern Pines, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southern Pines.

Cemeteries Near Southern Pines ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southern Pines.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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.<3>

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

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

Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Southern Pines
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southern Pines
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Southern Pines
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southern Pines
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Southern Pines
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Southern Pines
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southern Pines
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Southern Pines
 - Trimble 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 Southern Pines. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southern Pines 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Southern Pines 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 Southern Pines. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Southern Pines:

Cullman     (The home county for Southern Pines)
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Southern Pines:

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    
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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Pines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2226, Longitude: -86.8908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Pines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Southern Pines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southern Pines.