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Berry Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Berry 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 Berry 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 Berry 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 Berry 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 Berry Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Berry 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Berry Springs.

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

Cemeteries Near Berry Springs ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Ami Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Menlo Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mosely Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lawrence Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Union Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Henderson - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Lyerly Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Pleasant Green Church Memorial Monument [Map]     Georgia  
  W King Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Holland Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Berryton Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Gamble Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mill Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holly Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Garrett Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Howards Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moore Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Summerville Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Hemphill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart 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 Berry Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Berry Springs.

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

Grover   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Berry Springs
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
Chesterfield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Berry Springs
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
New Moon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Berry Springs
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Berry Springs
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
Starkville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Berry Springs
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Berry Springs
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Broomtown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Berry Springs
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
Menlo (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Berry Springs
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
Fairview (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fairview was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Berry Springs
 - Fairview 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 Berry Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Berry 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Berry Springs is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Berry Springs)
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Berry 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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berry Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4295, Longitude: -85.5086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Berry 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 Berry Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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