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Union Grove, Alabama
(Marshall 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 17 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 12 miles [19.3 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  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Grove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Union Grove had a population of 79 people.

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

Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Union Grove
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Union Grove
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Union Grove
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union Grove
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Union Grove
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union Grove
 - Briscoe 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Union Grove)
      Friendship   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   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 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 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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
Jackson 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      
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Union Grove ...

While our initial data for Union Grove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Union Grove in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Union Grove.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Union Grove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Union Grove in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Union Grove for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Union Grove.
      See our Misc Page for Union Grove for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Marshall 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 Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 in Union Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union Grove) 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 Union Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4026, Longitude: -86.4483     [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.