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Maple Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Maple 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 Maple 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 Maple 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 Maple 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 Maple Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Maple Grove: Maple Grv.

Newspapers Published in Maple 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maple Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maple 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 Maple Grove.

Cemeteries Near Maple Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  E Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  W Croft Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sardis Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davis Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harbour Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  S Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenwood 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 Maple Grove had a population of 32 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Plano   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Maple Grove
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Maple Grove
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
Slackland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Maple Grove
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Maple Grove
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Oak Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Maple Grove
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
Ricks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Maple Grove
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Maple Grove
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Maple Grove
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
Turkeytown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Maple Grove
 - Turkeytown 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 Maple Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Maple 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Maple Grove)
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Maple 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 Cherokee 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    
Cleburne 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Maple Grove ...

While our initial data for Maple Grove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Maple 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 Maple 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 Maple Grove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Maple Grove.
      See our Misc Page for Maple 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 Maple 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 starting in Maple Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Maple Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maple Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1204, Longitude: -85.7694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maple 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 Maple Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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