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Piney Grove, Alabama
(Geneva County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Piney 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 Piney 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 Piney 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 Piney 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 Piney Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Piney Grove: Piney Grv.

Newspapers Published in Piney 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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Piney Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Piney 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 Piney Grove.

Cemeteries Near Piney Grove ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hall & Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Flat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Ino Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kinston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffee Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alberton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goodman Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Corner Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corner Creek Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilled Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rhoades Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant 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 Piney Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Piney Grove.

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

Marl   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Piney Grove
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Piney Grove
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Piney Grove
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Piney Grove
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Vaughanville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Piney Grove
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Piney Grove
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
Green Bay   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Piney Grove
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Piney Grove
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls 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 Piney Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Piney 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Piney Grove is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Geneva     (The home county for Piney Grove)
      Samson   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Central City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heath   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva 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 'point-to-point' distance from Piney Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Piney Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piney Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1688, Longitude: -86.0508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piney 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 Piney Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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