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Pleasant Groves, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Groves ...

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 Groves (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 Groves. 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 Groves ...

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 Groves.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant Groves: Pleasant Grvs.

Newspapers Published in Pleasant Groves ...

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 Pleasant Groves.

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

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Groves ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pleasant Groves.

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 Groves covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharp 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 Groves in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pleasant Groves.

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

Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Groves
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Groves
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Groves
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Groves
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Groves
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Groves
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Groves
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Groves
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock 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 Pleasant Groves. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Groves 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 doctors 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.

Pleasant Groves is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Pleasant Groves)
      Trenton   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Pleasant Groves:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pleasant Groves. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pleasant Groves

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Groves. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7355, Longitude: -86.2051     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Groves 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 Groves, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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