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Grandview, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Grandview ...

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 Grandview (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 Grandview. 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.

Newspapers Published in Grandview ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grandview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grandview, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grandview.

Cemeteries Near Grandview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grandview.

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 Grandview covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Ridge 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.<2>

While we didn't find Grandview in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Grandview.

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

Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grandview
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Grandview
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Grandview
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grandview
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Grandview
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grandview
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grandview
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grandview
 - Jones' Chapel 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 Grandview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Grandview 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.

Grandview is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Grandview)
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Grandview:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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' distance from Grandview. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grandview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grandview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1276, Longitude: -86.9061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grandview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Grandview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grandview.