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Our Genealogical Helper for Sylvan 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 Sylvan 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 Sylvan 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 Sylvan 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 Sylvan Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sylvan Grove: Sylvan Grv.

Newspapers Published in Sylvan 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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylvan Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sylvan Grove, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sylvan Grove.

Cemeteries Near Sylvan Grove ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Sylvan Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Mt. Enon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Christian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blackwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blackwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirklands Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pinckard Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  E West Side Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Newman Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woodham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Gardens of Memory Cemetery [Map]      
  E East Side Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mims Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Newton City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Omega Cemetery [Map]      
  S Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  N Echo Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Newville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gates of Heaven Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnstown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bay Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dothan City Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Johns 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 Sylvan Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sylvan Grove.

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

Midland City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sylvan Grove
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Headland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sylvan Grove
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ewell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sylvan Grove
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Sylvan Grove
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sylvan Grove
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tidwell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sylvan Grove
 - Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asbury   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sylvan Grove
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ozark   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sylvan Grove
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,719 people in 2015)
 - Ozark 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 Sylvan Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sylvan 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sylvan Grove is located in Dale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Dale     (The home county for Sylvan Grove)
      Napier Field   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Barbour
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Coffee
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Geneva
      Malvern   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Henry
      Headland   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Houston
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Pike
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington (FL)
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Sylvan 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 Dale 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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dale 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 ...
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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Dale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3538, Longitude: -85.4655     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvan 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 Sylvan Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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