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Our Genealogical Helper for Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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 Persimmon Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Persimmon Grove: Persimmon Grv.

Newspapers Published in Persimmon 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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Persimmon Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Persimmon Grove, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Persimmon Grove.

Cemeteries Near Persimmon Grove ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Black Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ward Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Millwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Christopher Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Clover Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Fairfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  SE James Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jefferson Smalls Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cokes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shearon 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 Persimmon Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Persimmon Grove.

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

Robjohn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Persimmon Grove
 - Robjohn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tompkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Persimmon Grove
 - Tompkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myrtlewood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Persimmon Grove
 - Myrtlewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Persimmon Grove
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Gaston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Persimmon Grove
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coatopa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Persimmon Grove
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Rembert   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Persimmon Grove
 - Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kinterbish   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Persimmon Grove
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Kinterbish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nanafalia   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Persimmon Grove
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Nanafalia 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 Persimmon Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Persimmon 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.

Persimmon Grove is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Sumter     (The home county for Persimmon Grove)
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      York   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Choctaw
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Needham   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke
      Morvin   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Greene
      Forkland   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Arcola   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marengo
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Linden   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Providence   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wilcox
      Arlington   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Persimmon 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 Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Persimmon 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 'point-to-point' distance from Persimmon Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Persimmon Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Persimmon Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3182, Longitude: -88.0772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Persimmon 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 Persimmon Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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