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Windham Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Windham 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 Windham 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 Windham 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 Windham 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 Windham Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Windham 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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Windham Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Windham 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 Windham Springs.

Cemeteries Near Windham Springs ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Goodwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wiley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Utley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oregonia Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Cripple Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Piney Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walton Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Spencer Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sandtown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sterling Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW McGuire Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Winters Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Simpson - Cain Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whitson Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Willingham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Camp Ground Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pole Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Piney Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dawson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  W Espy Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Prewitte Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Prewitt Cemetery [Map]      
  S Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Earnest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Haygood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Edmondson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Winters Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Harkey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cowden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Madison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Patton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Warrior Cemetery [Map]      
  N Boley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gilliam 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 Windham Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Windham Springs.

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

Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Windham Springs
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Windham Springs
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Windham Springs
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Windham Springs
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Windham Springs
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Windham Springs
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Windham Springs
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Windham Springs
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Windham Springs
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport 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 Windham Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Windham 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.

Windham Springs is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Windham Springs)
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Windham 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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens 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 Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Windham Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windham Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4915, Longitude: -87.4986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Windham 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 Windham Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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