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Pine Grove, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine Grove ...

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

We've added Pine Grove to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pine 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 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 31 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. 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  
  SSE Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Killian Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hall Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Warren Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Anthony Collins Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Kerley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Collinsville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Downer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wesson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Copeland Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  E Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Husky Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hammack Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Harbour Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  E Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gilbreath 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 Pine Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Grove.

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

Loveless   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Pine Grove
 - Mackey 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 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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 Pine Grove is historic, it would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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:

DeKalb     (The home county for Pine Grove)
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 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 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 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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeKalb 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 Pine 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 that stretches from Pine Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.2945, Longitude: -85.7652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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


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