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Holly Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Holly 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 Holly 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 Holly 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 Holly 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 Holly Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Holly Grove: Holly Grv.

Newspapers Published in Holly 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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Holly Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Holly Grove, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Holly Grove.

Cemeteries Near Holly Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  S Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Guthrie Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fike & Inman Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scott Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Palmers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lawson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Files Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lollar Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Edgil Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Whitley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fergerson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N King Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Swindle Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walker Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ENE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Infant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Patton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Day Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sleepy Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Frost Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elm Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Enis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Panter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gibson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE South Lowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coalbed Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harris 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 Holly Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Holly Grove.

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

Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Holly Grove
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Holly Grove
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Holly Grove
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Holly Grove
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Holly Grove
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Holly Grove
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Holly Grove
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Holly Grove
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Holly Grove
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Holly Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Holly 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Holly Grove is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Holly Grove)
      Townley   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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 Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8387, Longitude: -87.4225     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holly 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 Holly Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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