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Aldridge Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Aldridge Grove ...

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 Aldridge Grove (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 Aldridge Grove. 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 Aldridge Grove ...

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 Aldridge Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Aldridge Grove: Aldridge Grv.

Newspapers Published in Aldridge Grove ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aldridge Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Aldridge Grove, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Aldridge Grove.

Cemeteries Near Aldridge Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aldridge Grove.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woodard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aldridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilborn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Paff Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bogar Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moody Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Almon Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW McLemore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Asherbraner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tapsville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  E Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Byars Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Long Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Holmes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  E O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Landersville Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bunyan Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson 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 Aldridge Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Aldridge Grove.

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

Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Aldridge Grove
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Aldridge Grove
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Aldridge Grove
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Aldridge Grove
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Aldridge Grove
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Aldridge Grove
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Aldridge Grove
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Aldridge Grove
 - Ellaville 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 Aldridge Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Aldridge Grove 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Aldridge Grove is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Aldridge Grove)
      Wren   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Aldridge Grove:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 ...

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Communities in Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Aldridge Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aldridge Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aldridge Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4232, Longitude: -87.2406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aldridge Grove 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 Aldridge Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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