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Sardis Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sardis 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 Sardis 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 Sardis 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 Sardis 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 Sardis Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Sardis 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 Sardis Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sardis Springs, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sardis Springs.

Cemeteries Near Sardis Springs ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Slave Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE German Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW West Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Milhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dedman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tuck Cemetery [Map]      
  E Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Powers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pulley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hardin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cylone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sylone Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pike Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fords Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bouldin - Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Booker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Golightly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  W McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  W Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clift Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Douglass - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  E White Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Motes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hasting Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  NW St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  W Berea Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spence Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bailes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pettusville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fowlkes Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Morgan - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kincaid Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Madison Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scrouge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bayless Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ready Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tillery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Delap - Clemant Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson 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 Sardis Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sardis Springs.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sardis Springs
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sardis Springs
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sardis Springs
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sardis Springs
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
Wooley Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sardis Springs
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Caro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sardis Springs
 - Caro had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sardis Springs
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Sardis Springs
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sardis Springs
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville 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 Sardis Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sardis 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.

Sardis Springs is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Sardis Springs)
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Sardis 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sardis Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8365, Longitude: -86.8853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sardis 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 Sardis Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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