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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Springs ...

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

We've added Cedar Springs to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Cedar Springs, 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 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 27 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. 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 &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mill Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Carr Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hardman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Indian Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Holland Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lawrence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Vann Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  S Waterhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clemones Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Sardis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mosely Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Henderson - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Berea Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Coosa River Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Lyerly Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fife Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Livingston Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Padlock Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  


       

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.

Cedar Springs itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Chattoogaville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedar Springs
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Chattoogaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Springs
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaylesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Springs
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Cedar Springs
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Cedar Springs
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
 
Early (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Early was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cedar Springs
 - Early had a post office and railroad service
 
Broomtown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cedar Springs
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cedar Springs
 - Lawrence had a post office and 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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Cedar Springs is historic, it would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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:

  DirectionDistance
Cherokee     (The home county for Cedar Springs)
      Broomtown   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Calhoun
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
      Lickskillet   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Etowah
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jackson
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bartow (GA)
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 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 start with 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 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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cedar Springs ...

While our initial data for Cedar Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cedar Springs 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 Cedar Springs.

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 Cedar Springs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
The GNIS database contains an entry for Cedar Springs.
      See our Misc Page for Cedar Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Cedar Springs, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cedar Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3051, Longitude: -85.4933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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



 
 
 

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