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Coffee Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Coffee 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 Coffee 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 Coffee 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 Coffee 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 Coffee Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Coffee 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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coffee Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coffee Springs, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coffee Springs.

Cemeteries Near Coffee Springs ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Coffee Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  E El Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Eden Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Consolation Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bellwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cool Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Little Elam Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sunset Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haney Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Travelers Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McDuffie Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Geneva City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Eunola Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Keyton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Goodman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hall & Rivers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crews 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Coffee Springs had a population of 32 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Coffee Springs had a population of 229 people.

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

Marl   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Coffee Springs
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coffee Springs
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Coffee Springs
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Coffee Springs
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Vaughanville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Coffee Springs
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coffee Springs
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coffee Springs
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhatchee   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coffee Springs
 - Clayhatchee 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 Coffee Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coffee 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 and hospitals 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.

Coffee Springs is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Geneva     (The home county for Coffee Springs)
      Chancellor   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Central City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Coffee Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Coffee 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 Coffee 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 Coffee Springs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Coffee Springs in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Coffee Springs for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Coffee Springs.
      See our Misc Page for Coffee Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coffee Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1664, Longitude: -85.9103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coffee 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 Coffee Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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