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Springville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Springville ...

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 Springville (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 Springville. 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.

Newspapers Published in the area of Springville ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Springville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Springville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Springville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> of Springville.

Cemeteries Near Springville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springville.

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 Springville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Village Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clements 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 in 1895, Springville had a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Springville had a population of 4,198 people.

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

Argo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Ayres   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springville
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
Viola - Historic   [Map]
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
Remlap   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springville
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springville
 - 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 Springville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springville 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Springville 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 Springville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Springville:

Saint Clair     (The home county for Springville)
      Argo   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Springville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springville ...

While our initial data for Springville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Springville 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 Springville.

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 Springville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Springville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Springville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Springville.
      See our Misc Page for Springville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springville. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Springville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7461, Longitude: -86.4847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springville 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 Springville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Springville.


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