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Persimmon Grove, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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 Persimmon Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Persimmon Grove: Persimmon Grv.

Newspapers Published in Persimmon 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Persimmon Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Persimmon Grove, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Persimmon Grove.

Cemeteries Near Persimmon Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NNE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greer 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 Persimmon Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Persimmon Grove.

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

O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Persimmon Grove
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Persimmon Grove
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Persimmon Grove
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Persimmon Grove
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Persimmon Grove
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Persimmon Grove
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Persimmon Grove
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Persimmon Grove
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Persimmon Grove
 - Ripley 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 Persimmon Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Persimmon 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Persimmon Grove is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Persimmon Grove)
      Cairo   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Persimmon 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Persimmon Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Persimmon Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Persimmon Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8656, Longitude: -87.0528     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Persimmon 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 Persimmon Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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