Pleasant Hill History

From the Advertiser-Journal, July 14, 1938:

This community is just below Ashridge and is bisected by the highway to Double Springs. A community of master farmers, it receives its name from its church located in the central part of the community. The oldest families here include the Taylors, the Littles, the Cagles, the Lyles, the Jones, and the Godseys. On the highway, the community begins on the north at the Jim Little farm to the George Glover place on the south and is thickly settled between. This community contains some of the finest citizens of our county – progressive people. To name a few we must include big-hearted, lovable, Jim Little and his fine wife and family. Jim is the father of our own Mack and Ben Little, popular local Standard Oil Representatives. We then mention Uncle “Dink” Little, father of Jim, oldest settler, who lives at the old home place down the road. Next is J. Oliver Jacobs and his charming wife who head as fine a family as can be found. Across the road is John Ward and his wife, Tot, a fine young couple. Olin Jacobs, son of Ol, operates a store in the community. Then there is Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bonds, Mr. Henry Benson, Clifford Watts, fox hunting champion, and daddy of a fine bunch of children. Singing Columbus Taylor, Wallace Martin, Aunt Lucinda Taylor, Lonnie Taylor, John Homer Martin, Clarence Lyle, hard-working, progressive farmer, who is, incidentally, the Democratic nominee for Commissioner from this district, Mr. Jim Frazier, and his hustling, neighborly family, Mr. Raymond Jones, Winston’s Clover King, Ed Jones, his brother, who owns a place nearby, their mother, our own Aunt Della Jones, Clinton Godsey, George Glover and his two fine sons who live near their father. Lovable Aunt Ida Lyle, mother of a large group of well-married sons and daughters, Elmer Martin and several sons of the late Albert Cagle hold the fort across the creek to the west. Blue Springs school is located in the lower end of the community. Clarence Lyle taught a successful school here for many years. Most all the young people attend high school in Double Springs and take an active part in the church life of the community. These people do practically all their marketing at Haleyville. If you are hunting an ideal community in which to live, you need not search any further Pleasant Hill. It’s “tops.” [Note: The Pleasant Hill School was begun before 1906 and consolidated with Lakeman (at Ashridge) August 15, 1947.]