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Our Genealogical Helper for Cave 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 Cave 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 Cave 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 Cave 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 Cave Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Cave 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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cave Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cave Springs, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cave Springs.

Cemeteries Near Cave Springs ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Noble Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  W Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Carnes Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alabama City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Duck Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Howelton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rainbow Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Conn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crestwood Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tillison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bristow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morton Chapel 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 Cave Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cave Springs.

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

Avery   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Springs
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Cave Springs
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Norton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cave Springs
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Crudup   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cave Springs
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Cave Springs
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cave Springs
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Brice   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cave Springs
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Springs
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cave Springs
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cave Springs
 - Howelton 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 Cave Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cave 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 and 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.

Cave Springs is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

  DirectionDistance
Etowah     (The home county for Cave Springs)
      Reece City   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Blount
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Crossville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Talladega
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cave Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Cave 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 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 Cave 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 Etowah 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    
Cleburne 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0784, Longitude: -86.0650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cave 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 Cave Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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