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Union Grove, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Union Grove: Union Grv.

Newspapers Published in Union 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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Union Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Union Grove, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Union Grove.

Cemeteries Near Union Grove ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel 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 Union Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Union Grove.

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

Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Union Grove
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union Grove
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Union Grove
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Union Grove
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union Grove
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union Grove
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Union Grove
 - Walter 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 Union Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Union Grove is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Union Grove)
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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' distance that begins in Union Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Union Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2029, Longitude: -86.5667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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 Union Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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