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Askea Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Askea 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 Askea 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 Askea 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 Askea 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 Askea Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Askea Grove: Askea Grv.

Newspapers Published in Askea 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Askea Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Askea Grove, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Askea Grove.

Cemeteries Near Askea Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pisgah 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 Askea Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Askea Grove.

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

Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Askea Grove
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Askea Grove
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Askea Grove
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Askea Grove
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Askea Grove
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Askea Grove
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Askea Grove
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Askea Grove
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Askea Grove
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Askea Grove
 - Hyatt 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 Askea Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Askea 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 hospitals 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.

Askea Grove is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Askea Grove)
      Arab   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - although 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 Askea 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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Askea Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2854, Longitude: -86.4594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Askea 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 Askea Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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