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Our Genealogical Helper for Sulpher 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 Sulpher 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 Sulpher 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 Sulpher 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 Sulpher Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Sulpher 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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sulpher Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sulpher Springs, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sulpher Springs.

Cemeteries Near Sulpher Springs ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Harrell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Brewer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warrior Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elvester Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dorsey Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kinneys Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Addington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Vandiver Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Church 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 Sulpher Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sulpher Springs.

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

Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulpher Springs
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
 
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sulpher Springs
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Sulpher Springs
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulpher Springs
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sulpher Springs
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulpher Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sulpher Springs
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sulpher Springs
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
 
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sulpher Springs
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen 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 Sulpher Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sulpher 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Sulpher Springs is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Blount     (The home county for Sulpher Springs)
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Cullman
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Colony   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
 
Etowah
      Altoona   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Warrior   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
      Eva   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Winston
      Arley   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sulpher Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Sulpher 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 websites either 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 Sulpher 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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Lawrence 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulpher Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9154, Longitude: -86.8647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulpher 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 Sulpher Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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