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Our Genealogical Helper for Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mountain Grove: Mtn. Grv.

Newspapers Published in Mountain 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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Grove.

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

Cemeteries Near Mountain Grove ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graves Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Curl Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Welti Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chitwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pfiel 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 Mountain Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mountain Grove.

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

Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mountain Grove
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mountain Grove
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Mountain Grove
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mountain Grove
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mountain Grove
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Mountain Grove
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mountain Grove
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Mountain Grove
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mountain Grove
 - Tappan 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 Mountain Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mountain 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.

Mountain Grove is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Blount     (The home county for Mountain Grove)
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cullman
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Crossville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Altoona   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Trafford   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winston
      Addison   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker 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 Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0887, Longitude: -86.6172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain 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 Mountain Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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