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Our Genealogical Helper for Boley 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 Boley 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 Boley 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 Boley 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 Boley Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Boley 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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boley Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boley Springs, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boley Springs.

Cemeteries Near Boley Springs ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Boley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Earnest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Alta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gibson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Madison Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Sandtown Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Frost Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beaven Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Infant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Berry City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Sterling Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Patton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Johnston Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Willingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Panter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whitson Place Cemetery [Map]      
  E Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Panter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wiley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Swindle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Willis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dawson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Utley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Day Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Palmers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oregonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Goodwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Files Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vick & Kelley 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 Boley Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Boley Springs.

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

Alta   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boley Springs
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boley Springs
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boley Springs
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boley Springs
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
 
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Boley Springs
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boley Springs
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boley Springs
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
 
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boley Springs
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington 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 Boley Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Boley 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 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.

Boley Springs is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Fayette     (The home county for Boley Springs)
      Berry   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Blount
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Samantha   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Walker
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Winston
      Farriss   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Boley 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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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
 
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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 from Boley Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boley Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boley Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6432, Longitude: -87.5100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boley 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 Boley Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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