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Gum Springs, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Welcome to Gum Springs ...

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

We've added Gum Springs to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gum Springs, please Contact Us.




Gum Springs would have been located within present day Etowah County.

A typical abbreviation for Gum Springs: Gum Spgs. (or less commonly used: Gum Spngs. or Gum Sprngs.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Gum Springs is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Gum Springs was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Gum Springs (for example, toward Cedartown (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Communities near Gum Springs ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Gum Springs and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashville   [Map]   2,256   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gum Springs.

Communities Also Named Gum Springs ...

While we believe that this Gum Springs is located in Etowah County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Gum Springs. Those communities are located in the following counties: Blount and Talladega County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 19 communities that are also named Gum Springs - they are located in Arkansas (5), Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi (2), North Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas (3) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gum Springs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gum Springs. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gum Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gum Springs.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gum Springs:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Gum Springs no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Etowah County

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

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 Gum Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gum Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gum Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gum Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gum Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9320, Longitude: -86.0805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gum Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gum Springs.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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



 
 
 

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