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Apple Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Apple 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 Apple 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 Apple 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 Apple 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 Apple Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Apple Grove: Apple Grv.

Newspapers Published in Apple 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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Apple Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Apple Grove, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Apple Grove.

Cemeteries Near Apple Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Apple 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 Apple Grove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Compton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pines Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  W Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Short Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Garner 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Apple Grove had a population of 31 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Apple Grove
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Apple Grove
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Apple Grove
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Apple Grove
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Apple Grove
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Apple Grove
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Apple Grove
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Apple Grove
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Apple Grove
 - Eva 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 Apple Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Apple 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 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.

Apple Grove is located in Morgan County.

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

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

Morgan     (The home county for Apple Grove)
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Apple 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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Apple Grove ...

While our initial data for Apple Grove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Apple Grove in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Apple Grove.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Apple Grove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Apple Grove.
      See our Misc Page for Apple Grove for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apple Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3987, Longitude: -86.6103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Apple 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 Apple Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Apple Grove.


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