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Morrows Grove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Morrows 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 Morrows 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 Morrows 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 Morrows 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 Morrows Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Morrows Grove: Morrows Grv.
  • While the name of this community is Morrows Grove, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Morrows Grove may originally have been Morrow's Grove.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Morrows Grove might be written as Morrow Grove.

Newspapers Published in Morrows 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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morrows Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morrows Grove, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morrows Grove.

Cemeteries Near Morrows Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Screptah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Manatua Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethesda Church Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shedd Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brickyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trantham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hopewell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Franconia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W William 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 Morrows Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Morrows Grove.

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

Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morrows Grove
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Mantua   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Morrows Grove
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
Benevola   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Morrows Grove
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morrows Grove
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Morrows Grove
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Morrows Grove
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 221 people in 2016)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Morrows Grove
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Morrows Grove
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton 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 Morrows Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morrows 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Morrows Grove is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Morrows Grove)
      Union   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrows Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0535, Longitude: -87.9947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morrows Grove 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 Morrows Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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