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Alder Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Alder Springs ...

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 Alder Springs (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 Alder Springs. 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 Alder Springs ...

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 Alder Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Alder Springs: Alder Spgs. (or less commonly used: Alder Spngs. or Alder Sprngs.)

Newspapers Published in Alder Springs ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alder Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alder Springs, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alder Springs.

Cemeteries Near Alder Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alder Springs.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  N King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dalrymple Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ridgway 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 Alder Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Alder Springs.

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

Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Alder Springs
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alder Springs
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alder Springs
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Alder Springs
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alder Springs
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alder Springs
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Alder Springs
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alder Springs
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alder Springs
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alder Springs
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alder Springs
 - Street 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 Alder Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alder Springs 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Alder Springs)
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Alder Springs:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for 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 the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alder Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3431, Longitude: -86.2158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alder Springs 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 Alder Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alder Springs.


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