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Indian Springs, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Indian 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 Indian 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 Indian 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 Indian 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 Indian Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Indian 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 Indian Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Indian Springs, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Indian Springs.

Cemeteries Near Indian Springs ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Price Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW George Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  W Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flint Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion 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 Indian Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Indian Springs.

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

Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Indian Springs
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Indian Springs
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Indian Springs
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Springs
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Indian Springs
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Springs
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Springs
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Indian Springs
 - Webster 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 Indian Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Indian 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Indian Springs is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Indian Springs)
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Indian Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Indian 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 - you should note 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 Indian 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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Indian 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 from Indian Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Indian Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8262, Longitude: -87.6020     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indian 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 Indian Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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