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Our Genealogical Helper for Oakey 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 Oakey 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 Oakey 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 Oakey 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 Oakey Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Oakey Grove: Oakey Grv.

Newspapers Published in Oakey 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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakey Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oakey Grove, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oakey Grove.

Cemeteries Near Oakey Grove ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Oakey Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oaky Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Armstrong - Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tolbert Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Roeville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Peters Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Newville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Adoniram Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Danzey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Granberry Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Balkum Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Culpepper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Center Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Camp Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Haleburg Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kirklands Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blackwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW West Side Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW East Side Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shorterville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope 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 Oakey Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oakey Grove.

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

Balkum   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oakey Grove
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Abbeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Oakey Grove
 - 1895 population of 465 people (with 2,620 people in 2015)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hardwickburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Oakey Grove
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Hardwickburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oakey Grove
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shorterville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oakey Grove
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - Shorterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bertha   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oakey Grove
 - Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrenceville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Oakey Grove
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Lawrenceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clopton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oakey Grove
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton 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 Oakey Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oakey 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 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.

Oakey Grove is located in Henry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henry County: Barbour, Dale, Houston, Clay (GA) & Early (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Henry     (The home county for Oakey Grove)
      Abbeville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Barbour
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bullock
      Smuteye   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coffee
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dale
      Clopton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Geneva
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Houston
      Kinsey   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Webb   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avon   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Parish   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Pike
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Holmes (FL)
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson (FL)
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Calhoun (GA)
      Arlington (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edison (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Early (GA)
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Miller (GA)
      Colquitt (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Oakey 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 Henry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Henry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Henry 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 ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Henry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Oakey Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakey 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 Oakey 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 Oakey Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakey Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4886, Longitude: -85.2599     [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 Oakey Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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