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Hickory Grove, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hickory 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 Hickory 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 Hickory 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 Hickory 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 Hickory Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hickory Grove: Hickory Grv.

Newspapers Published in Hickory 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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hickory Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hickory Grove, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hickory Grove.

Cemeteries Near Hickory Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bogar Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Love Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cherry Hill Baptist Church 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 Hickory Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hickory Grove.

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

Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hickory Grove
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hickory Grove
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Hickory Grove
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hickory Grove
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hickory Grove
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hickory Grove
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,343 people in 2016)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Hickory Grove
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hickory Grove
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca 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 Hickory Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hickory 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 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.

Hickory Grove is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Hickory Grove)
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Hickory Grove, see our County-by-County Page for Hickory 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 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 Hickory 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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that stretches from Hickory Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hickory Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hickory Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4304, Longitude: -87.4445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hickory 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 Hickory Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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