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Cedar Grove, Alabama
(Limestone 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 34 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 15 miles [24.1 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 Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox 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.

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Grove
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cedar Grove
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedar Grove
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Cedar Grove
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Grove
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cedar Grove
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Cedar Grove
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Cedar Grove
 - Sugar 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Cedar Grove is primarily located in Limestone County. A portion of Cedar Grove extends into Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (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:

Limestone     (The home county for Cedar Grove)
      Cairo   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 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 turn to 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 - 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Cedar Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.8568, Longitude: -87.2147     [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.