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Copper Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Copper 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 Copper 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 Copper 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 Copper 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 Copper Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Copper 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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Copper Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Copper Springs, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Copper Springs.

Cemeteries Near Copper Springs ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Branchville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Austin Olds Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Low Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Argo Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Mardis Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Karr Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Clair Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harkeys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Broken Arrow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Popes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spring Hill 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 Copper Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Copper Springs.

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

Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Copper Springs
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Copper Springs
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Copper Springs
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Springville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Copper Springs
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
Moody   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Copper Springs
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Brompton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Copper Springs
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Copper Springs
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Copper Springs
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville 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 Copper Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Copper 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Copper Springs is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Copper Springs)
      Margaret   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Odenville   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Argo   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Copper Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Copper 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 professional and volunteer 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 Copper 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 Saint Clair 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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Copper Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6737, Longitude: -86.4408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Copper 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 Copper Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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