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Our Genealogical Helper for Campbell 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 Campbell 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 Campbell 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 Campbell 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 Campbell Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Campbell 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Campbell Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Campbell Springs, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Campbell Springs.

Cemeteries Near Campbell Springs ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Campbell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Concord Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Clairmont Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hassell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mannings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Providence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Old Noles Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Field Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ashland City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bellview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE County Memory Gardens [Map]      
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lackey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Seay Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Poe Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lineville City Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barfield Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Black Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chief Chenneby Grave [Map]      
  WNW Stockdale Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove 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 Campbell Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Campbell Springs.

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

Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Campbell Springs
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Campbell Springs
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironaton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Campbell Springs
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Campbell Springs
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeful   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Campbell Springs
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
 
McElderry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Campbell Springs
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
 
Waldo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Campbell Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Campbell Springs
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta 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 Campbell Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Campbell 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.

Campbell Springs is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Clay     (The home county for Campbell Springs)
      Ashland   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Calhoun
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saks   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coosa
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
      Almond   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby
      Vincent   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Waldo   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Goldville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting from Campbell Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Campbell Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campbell Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3701, Longitude: -85.8677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campbell 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 Campbell Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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