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Pleasant Grove, Alabama
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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 33 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 14 miles [22.5 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  
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill 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 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.

Sidney   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Grove
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Grove
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Grove
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Grove
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Grove
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Grove
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,392 people in 2017)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Grove
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Grove
 - Highmound 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 Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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:

Marshall     (The home county for Pleasant Grove)
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Taft   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   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 begin 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 - 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 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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from 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: 34.2690, Longitude: -86.3386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant 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 Pleasant Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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