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Union Grove, Alabama
(Chilton County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Union Grove: Union Grv.

Newspapers Published in Union 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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Union Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Union Grove, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Union Grove.

Cemeteries Near Union Grove ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Collins Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Archers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rocky Mount Community Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holly Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Robinson Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thorsby Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lime Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hardiman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cane Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh - Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lomax Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jacksons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bell Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pinedale Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McKee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Mars Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Mars Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Martin Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Posey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chilton County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dover Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shelby Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Leach Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Crumpton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Clanton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Walnut Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Glad Tidings Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sunshine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gardens of Rest [Map]      
  NNE Old Shelby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson - Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Session 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 Union Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Union Grove.

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

Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,619 people in 2015)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union Grove
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union Grove
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,213 people in 2015)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,844 people in 2015)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Union Grove
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Union Grove
 - Quinsey 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 Union Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union 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 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.

Union Grove is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Union Grove)
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chilton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9826, Longitude: -86.6808     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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 Union Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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