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Our Genealogy Helper for Pine 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 Pine 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pine Grove: Pine Grv.

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 and doctors 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.

Pine Grove is located in Van Buren County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Van Buren County: Bledsoe, Cumberland, DeKalb, Grundy, Sequatchie, Warren & White.

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

  DirDistance
Van Buren     (The home county for Pine Grove)
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brockdell   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winesap   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Summer City   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Cannon
  Woods   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hollow Springs   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Auburntown   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coffee
  Winton Town   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Forest Mill   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Union   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Royal Oaks   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ruthledge Ford   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cumberland
  Newton   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Todd Town   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Creston   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodlands   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
  Young Bend   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Johnsons Chapel   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smithville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dowelltown   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Temperance Hall   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin
  Monteagle   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grundy
  Beersheba Springs   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Gruetli-Laager   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gruetli   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coalmont   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White City   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sartain Springs   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tracy City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lankford Town   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Hamilton
  Flat Top   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sale Creek   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mowbray   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Soddy-Daisy   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Soddy Lake Heights   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairmount   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Falling Water   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Birchwood   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Caramel Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Crabtree Hills   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Middle Valley   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson
  Nameless   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
  Condra   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Powells Crossroads   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Whitwell   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Meigs
  Cayuga Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Calico   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East View   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Overton
  Obey City   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lovejoy   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Putnam
  Burnett   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Southtown Village   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cookeville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Algood   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jeremiah   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Rhea
  Cumberland Spring   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Graysville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spring City   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Sequatchie
  Dunlap   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cartwright   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Warren
  Campaign   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fall City   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  McMinnville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Viola   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Centertown   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
White
  Quebeck   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Wilson
  Cottage Home   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Round Top   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Pine 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Grove, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Grove.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Pine Grove:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Tennessee to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Van Buren County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cannon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coffee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Overton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sequatchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

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 Tennessee
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Georgia

Cemeteries Near Pine Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Pine Grove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Sodom Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Denney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Shockley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW White Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crain Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hillis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Laurel Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW New Rocky Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cummingsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McElroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sparkman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eureka Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McGregor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mooneyham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Hitchcox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Champaign Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campaign Community Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Old Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graveyard Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fraziers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chisam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mud Creek Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Doyle 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 Pine Grove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Grove.

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

Sopha - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sopha was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Grove
 - Sopha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 138 people (with 1,642 people in 2018)
 - Spencer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gillentine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gillentine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Grove
 - Gillentine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caneridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Caneridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Grove
 - Caneridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurelburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - Laurelburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sparkman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Sparkman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetgum   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Grove
 - Sweetgum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cummingsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Cummingsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meade - Historic   [Map]
 - While Meade was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Meade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bone Cave   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Grove
 - Bone Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodbars   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - Goodbars had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillis - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hillis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - Hillis had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - River Hill 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 Pine Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Grove in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7001, Longitude: -85.4855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<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 Pine Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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