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Meadow Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Meadow 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 Meadow 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 Meadow 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 Meadow 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 Meadow Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Meadow Grove: Meadow Grv.

Newspapers Published in Meadow 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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meadow Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meadow Grove, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meadow Grove.

Cemeteries Near Meadow Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Head 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.<4>

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

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

Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Meadow Grove
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Meadow Grove
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Meadow Grove
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Meadow Grove
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Meadow Grove
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Meadow Grove
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Meadow Grove
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Meadow Grove
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,972 people in 2016)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Meadow Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Meadow 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 and hospitals 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.

Meadow Grove is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Meadow Grove)
      Troy   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Meadow 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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meadow 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Meadow Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meadow Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7613, Longitude: -86.0138     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<4>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 Meadow Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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