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Center Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Center 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 Center 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 Center 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 Center 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 Center Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Center Grove: Center Grv.

Newspapers Published in Center 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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Center Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Center Grove, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Center Grove.

Cemeteries Near Center Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  N West Point Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Short Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Turney Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  N Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Key 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 Center Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Center Grove.

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

Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Center Grove
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Center Grove
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Center Grove
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Center Grove
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Center Grove
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Center Grove
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Center Grove
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Center Grove
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Center Grove
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs 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 Center Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Center 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 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.

Center 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 Center Grove. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Center Grove:

Morgan     (The home county for Center Grove)
      Hulaco   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nectar   [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   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [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   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 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]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 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]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Center 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Center Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Center Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3840, Longitude: -86.6386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center 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 Center Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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