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Camp Spring, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Camp Spring ...

So far, we have found very little information about Camp Spring. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Camp Spring to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Camp Spring, please Contact Us.

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 Camp Spring (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 Camp Spring. 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 Camp Spring ...

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 Camp Spring.

  • Typical abbreviation for Camp Spring: Cp. Spring

Newspapers Published in Camp Spring ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Camp Spring.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Camp Spring, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Camp Spring.

Cemeteries Near Camp Spring ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Camp Spring.

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 Camp Spring covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wear Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Old Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Landersville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Templeton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Poplar Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Denton Hollow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kimbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Duboise Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Orange Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Orange Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Johnson Cemetery (West) [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery (East) [Map]      
  N Love Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tapsville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McLemore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Almon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sylvester Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gray Rock Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Bunyan Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bogar Cemetery [Map]      
  E Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Byars Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Counts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Posey Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wolfpen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethsaida 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.

Camp Spring itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Camp Spring
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Camp Spring
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Camp Spring
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Camp Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Camp Spring 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Camp Spring is historic, it would have been located within present day Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Camp Spring)
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Camp Spring:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Camp Spring ...

While our initial data for Camp Spring came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Camp Spring in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Camp Spring.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Camp Spring:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Camp Spring.
      See our Misc Page for Camp Spring for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Camp Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Camp Spring. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Camp Spring) 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 Camp Spring. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Camp Spring

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camp Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4265, Longitude: -87.4584     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camp Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Camp Spring.


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