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Cedar Springs, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Cedar 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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cedar Springs, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cedar Springs.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Springs ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Seven Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenlawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carpenter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Munger Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Alexandria Cemetery [Map]      
  S Halls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jacksonville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crystal Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Gladden Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fourmile Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCain's Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ohatchee #2 Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Anniston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whites Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wellborn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Mt. Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Prisoner of War Cemetery [Map]      
  N Landers Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Edgemont Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Westview Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Williamson - Little Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nances Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Littlejohn 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 Cedar Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cedar Springs.

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

Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cedar Springs
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
Mack - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cedar Springs
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Springs
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Cedar Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
Duke   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Springs
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Springs
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
Merrellton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Springs
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
Laney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cedar Springs
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Springs
 - Grayton 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 Cedar Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar 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.

Cedar Springs is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Cedar Springs)
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Steele   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Cedar 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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay 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    
Marshall 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8201, Longitude: -85.8350     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar 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 Cedar Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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