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Our Genealogy Helper for Blooming 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 Blooming 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Blooming 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 Blooming 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 Blooming Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Blooming Grove: Blooming Grv.

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 and hospitals 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.

Blooming Grove is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Blooming Grove)
  Vernon   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Hightogy   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beaverton   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sulligent   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kennedy   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Millport   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Detroit   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kirkland   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bluff   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Belk   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rossland City   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Glen Allen   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bazemore   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ashcraft Corner   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Berry   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Hodges   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vina   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Guin   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gu-Win   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Twin   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brilliant   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Weston   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hackleburg   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Reform   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ethelsville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McShan   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Macedonia   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gordo   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carrollton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Echola   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Samantha   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elrod   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buhl   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kansas   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Carbon Hill   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Corona   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Slicklizzard   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Patton   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Townley   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nauvoo   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oakman   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Farriss   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Natural Bridge   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glen Mary   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lynn   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Boar Tush   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Haleyville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (MS)
  Vinton (MS)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Point (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
  Tremont (MS)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carolina (MS)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oakland (MS)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fulton (MS)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
  Caledonia (MS)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Hope (MS)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Columbus (MS)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
  Gattman (MS)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Greenwood Springs (MS)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hamilton (MS)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hatley (MS)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Smithville (MS)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Amory (MS)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wren (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Blooming 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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blooming Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blooming Grove, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blooming Grove.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 it should be mentioned 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 Blooming Grove:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Pickens County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Clay County (MS):     Cyndi's



Itawamba County (MS):     Cyndi's



Lowndes County (MS):     Cyndi's



Monroe County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cemeteries Near Blooming Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blooming 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Blooming Grove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Oakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW South Carolina Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  N County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamar Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wofford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Furnace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Christian Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fayette City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fayette Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner 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 Blooming Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blooming Grove.

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

Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blooming Grove
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blooming Grove
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,855 people in 2018)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blooming Grove
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blooming Grove
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blooming Grove
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blooming Grove
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blooming Grove
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 183 people in 2018)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blooming Grove
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,831 people in 2018)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blooming Grove
 - Guin 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 Blooming Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blooming Grove in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blooming 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blooming Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blooming Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7937, Longitude: -87.9786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blooming Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Blooming Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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