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Our Genealogical Helper for Shady 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 Shady 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 Shady 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 Shady 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 Shady Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Shady Grove: Shady Grv.

Newspapers Published in Shady 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shady Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shady Grove, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shady Grove.

Cemeteries Near Shady Grove ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Noble Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Howelton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Carnes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Conn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sauls Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gallant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alabama City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Duck Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  N Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rainbow Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  N Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Douglas 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 Shady Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shady Grove.

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

Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shady Grove
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Shady Grove
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shady Grove
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shady Grove
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shady Grove
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Norton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shady Grove
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shady Grove
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shady Grove
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shady Grove
 - Redbud 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 Shady Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shady 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 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.

Shady Grove is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

  DirectionDistance
Etowah     (The home county for Shady Grove)
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Blount
      Snead   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Talladega
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Shady Grove, see our County-by-County Page for Shady 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 Shady 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 Etowah 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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shady Grove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Shady Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shady Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1140, Longitude: -86.1569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady 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 Shady Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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