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Pine Grove, Alabama
(Bullock County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pine Grove: Pine Grv.

Newspapers Published in Pine 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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Grove, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Grove.

Cemeteries Near Pine Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Antioch Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W McGrady Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mallard Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ox Level Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Dasinger Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Azure Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Three Notch Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peniel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Andrew Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ridgeley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lydia Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walter Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Seay Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Perote Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jericho Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Perpetual Care Cemetery [Map]      
  W Inverness Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  W High Ridge 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 in 1895, Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Midway   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 612 people (with 488 people in 2015)
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
Three Notch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Three Notch had a post office and railroad service
Mount Andrew   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Mount Andrew had a post office and no railroad service
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Enon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Grove
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pine Grove
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Union Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 2,049 people (with 3,919 people in 2015)
 - Union Springs 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 Pine Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine 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.

Pine Grove is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Pine Grove)
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock 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 Pine Grove ...

While our initial data for Pine Grove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine Grove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pine Grove.
      See our Misc Page for Pine Grove for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Bullock County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0360, Longitude: -85.5888     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine 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 Pine Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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