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Oak Grove, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oak Grove ...

So far, we have found very little information about Oak Grove. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Oak Grove to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Oak Grove, please Contact Us.

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 Oak 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 Oak 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 Oak 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 Oak Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Oak Grove: Oak Grv.

Newspapers Published in Oak 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 Oak Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oak Grove, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oak Grove.

Cemeteries Near Oak Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Crystal Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Seven Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ohatchee #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Landers Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crestwood Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Tillison Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gladden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alexandria Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Munger Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ten Island Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenlawn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Heald Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Mt. Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Anniston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Halls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jacksonville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCain's Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Community Cemetery [Map]      
  E Green Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wellborn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alabama City 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.

While we didn't find Oak Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oak Grove.

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

Laney   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Oak Grove
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
Duke   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oak Grove
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oak Grove
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
Mack - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oak Grove
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oak Grove
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Oak Grove
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oak Grove
 - Grayton 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 Oak Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oak 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Oak Grove is historic, it would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Oak Grove)
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Oak Level   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       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 Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Oak Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Oak Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8884, Longitude: -85.9158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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


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