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Cavers Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cavers 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 Cavers 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 Cavers 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 Cavers 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 Cavers Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cavers Grove: Cavers Grv.
  • While the name of this community is Cavers Grove, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Cavers Grove may originally have been Caver's Grove.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Cavers Grove might be written as Caver Grove.

Newspapers Published in Cavers 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cavers Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cavers Grove, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cavers Grove.

Cemeteries Near Cavers Grove ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Old Cool Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Wildcat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dinglers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hepsabah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah 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.<3>

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

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

Rockdale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cavers Grove
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cavers Grove
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
Milner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cavers Grove
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cavers Grove
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
Wedowee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Cavers Grove
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cavers Grove
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Micaville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cavers Grove
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
Lofty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cavers Grove
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
Ofelia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cavers Grove
 - Ofelia 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 Cavers Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cavers 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 and doctors 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.

Cavers Grove is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Cavers Grove)
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delta   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cavers Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3921, Longitude: -85.4897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cavers Grove 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:

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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 Cavers Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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