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Valley Grande, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Valley Grande ...

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 Valley Grande (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 Valley Grande. 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.

Newspapers Published in Valley Grande ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Valley Grande.

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

Cemeteries Near Valley Grande ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Valley Grande.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pineview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Childers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Witt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kings Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyrus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Home Aid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kelso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pernell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Parnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sugar Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE DuBose Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Everdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Suttle 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 Valley Grande in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Valley Grande.

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

Summerfield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Valley Grande
 - 1895 population of 383 people
 - Summerfield had a post office and no railroad service
Selma   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Valley Grande
 - 1895 population of 7,622 people (with 18,983 people in 2016)
 - Selma had a post office and railroad service
Augustin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Valley Grande
 - Augustin had a post office and no railroad service
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Valley Grande
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
Perryville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Valley Grande
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
Harrell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Valley Grande
 - Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
Statesville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Valley Grande
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Statesville had a post office and no railroad service
Vine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Valley Grande
 - Vine Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Marion Junction   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Valley Grande
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Marion Junction 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 Valley Grande. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Valley Grande 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.

Valley Grande is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

Dallas     (The home county for Valley Grande)
      Selma   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Browns   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Minter   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Valley Grande:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community in Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Valley Grande. 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 Valley Grande

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley Grande. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4858, Longitude: -87.0304     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valley Grande 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 Valley Grande, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valley Grande.