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Pine Grove, Alabama
(Pickens 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 47 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 21 miles [33.8 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  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Strawbridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Possum Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baptist Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ethelsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Toliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Funderburk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Togo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bigbee Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Cockrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coal Fire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Sinal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky 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.<3>

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.

Stafford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
Bigbee Valley (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Fire   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Dillburg   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
Reform   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
Cliftonville (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Cliftonville had a post office and no railroad service
Garden   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Trinity (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Pine Grove
 - Trinity had a post office and no railroad service
Brazelia (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brazelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - Brazelia 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 southeast 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 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 Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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:

Pickens     (The home county for Pine Grove)
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Panola   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oktibbeha (MS)
      Clayton Village (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Starkville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Pine Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 33.3473, Longitude: -88.2306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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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