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Pleasant Grove, Alabama
(Franklin County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 Pleasant Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant Grove: Pleasant Grv.

Newspapers Published in Pleasant 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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant 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 Pleasant Grove.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sally Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gibbs 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 Pleasant Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pleasant Grove.

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

Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Pleasant Grove
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Grove
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Grove
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Grove
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,815 people in 2016)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Maud   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Grove
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Grove
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Grove
 - Isbell 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 Pleasant Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant 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 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.

Pleasant Grove is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Pleasant Grove)
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5715, Longitude: -87.9181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant 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 Pleasant Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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