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Liberty Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Liberty 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 Liberty 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Liberty Grove: Liberty Grv.

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 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.

Liberty Grove is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Liberty Grove)
  Woodland   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Wedowee   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Newell   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Morrison Crossroad   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Graham   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rock Mills   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Almond   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Choccolocco   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  De Armanville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hobson City   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Abernathy - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Anniston   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blue Mountain   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Abanda   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Standing Rock   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Five Points   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Penton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  LaFayette   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lanett   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huguley   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plant City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eady City   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cusseta   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Barfield   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Delta   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Motley   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elder   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chambers Springs   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Micaville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ranburne   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arbacoochee   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hollis Crossroads   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Abel   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fruithurst   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Muscadine   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Borden Springs   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chandler Springs   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Munford   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Frog Eye   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Site   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hackneyville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slaughters - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Camp Hill   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
  Bowdon (GA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Roopville (GA)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Carrollton (GA)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Temple (GA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hart Town (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coweta (GA)
  Sargent (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grantville (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  East Newnan (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Newnan (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moreland (GA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smith City (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (GA)
  Tyree (GA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fulton (GA)
  Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
  Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waco (GA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Budapest (GA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bremen (GA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buchanan (GA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Felton (GA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Heard (GA)
  Ephesus (GA)   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Roosterville (GA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Glenn (GA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Franklin (GA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Corinth (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Meriwether (GA)
  Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Luthersville (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
  Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Asta Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  LaGrange (GA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hogansville (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Point (GA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mountville (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Liberty Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Liberty 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Liberty Grove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Cool Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wildcat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Ridgeway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Liberty 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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Liberty Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Liberty Grove, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Liberty Grove.

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 Liberty Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Liberty Grove.

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

Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Liberty Grove
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Liberty Grove
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Rockdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Liberty Grove
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
Wedowee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Liberty Grove
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 797 people in 2018)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
Haywood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty Grove
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Liberty Grove
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
West   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Liberty Grove
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
Potash   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty Grove
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
Waldrep   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Liberty Grove
 - Waldrep had a post office and no railroad service
Omaha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Liberty Grove
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Omaha 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 Liberty Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Liberty Grove in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Liberty Grove:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Chambers County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (GA):     Cyndi's



Coweta County (GA):     Cyndi's



Douglas County (GA):     Cyndi's



Fulton County (GA):     Cyndi's



Haralson County (GA):     Cyndi's



Heard County (GA):     Cyndi's



Meriwether County (GA):     Cyndi's



Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Randolph 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3534, Longitude: -85.4294     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty 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:

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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 Liberty Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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