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Kirk's Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kirk's 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 Kirk's 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 Kirk's 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 Kirk's 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 Kirk's Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Kirk's Grove: Kirks Grv.

Newspapers Published in Kirk's 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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kirk's Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kirk's Grove, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kirk's Grove.

Cemeteries Near Kirk's Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Coosa River Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Waterhouse Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Clemones Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Fife Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hardman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Indian Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Vann Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Carr Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawrence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Howell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Round Hill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Livingston Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Butler Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Sardis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Bates Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Noah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SSE Ellis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mill Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mountain Spring Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Hemphill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Randall Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Community Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Bush Arbor Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Matthew Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Padlock Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sheepskin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Flat Rock Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Mountain View Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Mountain End Lake Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Holland Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Kirk's Grove had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Grantville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kirk's Grove
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
Waterhouse   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kirk's Grove
 - Waterhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Alexis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kirk's Grove
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
Melson (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kirk's Grove
 - Melson had a post office and no railroad service
Farill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kirk's Grove
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
Mount Hope (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kirk's Grove
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Early (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Early was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Kirk's Grove
 - Early had a post office and railroad service
Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kirk's Grove
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kirk's Grove
 - Lawrence 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 Kirk's Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kirk's 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 and 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.

Kirk's Grove is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Kirk's Grove)
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Interchange Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Emerson (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Kirk's 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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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 Kirk's Grove ...

While our initial data for Kirk's Grove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kirk's 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 Kirk's 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 Kirk's Grove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kirk's Grove.
      See our Misc Page for Kirk's Grove for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kirk's Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kirk's Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirk's Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1902, Longitude: -85.4567     [Map].

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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 Kirk's Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kirk's Grove.


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