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Cedar Grove, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Grove ...

So far, we have found very little information about Cedar Grove. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Cedar Grove to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Cedar Grove, please Contact Us.

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 8 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>. 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  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Hill 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.

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.

Leeds   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,940 people in 2016)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Grove
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cedar Grove
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Grove
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cedar Grove
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Grove
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
Irondale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Grove
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
Moody   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedar Grove
 - Moody 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Cedar Grove is historic, it would have been located within present day Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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:

Jefferson     (The home county for Cedar Grove)
      Scott City   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Leeds   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Lola City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 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 like to start with 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 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 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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cedar Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5237, Longitude: -86.5789     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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