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Cedar Grove, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cedar Grove: Cedar Grv.

Newspapers Published in Cedar 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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cedar Grove, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cedar Grove.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolberry 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 Cedar Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cedar Grove.

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

Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Cedar Grove
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Grove
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cedar Grove
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Grove
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah 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 Cedar Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar 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 hospitals and 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.

Cedar Grove is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Cedar Grove)
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cedar Grove, see our County-by-County Page for Cedar 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 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 - you should note 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 Cedar 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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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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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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8334, Longitude: -85.8728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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: findagrave.com.

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<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 Cedar Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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