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Cherry Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cherry 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 Cherry 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 Cherry 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 Cherry 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 Cherry Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cherry Grove: Cherry Grv.

Newspapers Published in Cherry 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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cherry Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cherry Grove, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cherry Grove.

Cemeteries Near Cherry Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion 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 Cherry Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cherry Grove.

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

Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Cherry Grove
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cherry Grove
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cherry Grove
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Cherry Grove
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cherry Grove
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cherry Grove
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cherry Grove
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cherry Grove
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Marbuts (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cherry Grove
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cherry Grove
 - 1895 population of 31 people (with 519 people in 2016)
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cherry Grove
 - Poplar Creek 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 Cherry Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cherry 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Cherry Grove is located in Limestone 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 Cherry Grove. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cherry Grove:

Limestone     (The home county for Cherry Grove)
      Cairo   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 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]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cherry Grove, see our County-by-County Page for Cherry 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 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 Cherry 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    
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    
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    
Maury 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
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About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9140, Longitude: -87.2028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherry 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 Cherry Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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