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Bladon Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bladon 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 Bladon 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 Bladon 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 Bladon 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 Bladon Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in the area of Bladon 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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bladon Springs.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Bladon Springs. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Bladon Springs and those printed in the larger area surrounding Bladon Springs.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> of Bladon Springs.

Cemeteries Near Bladon Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Bladon Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chalk Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grenade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frankville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coffeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cullomburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Browns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Three Forks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coopers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Singley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Blount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barrytown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ulcanush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Womack Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Millry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kiels Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springbank Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Healing Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Overstreet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilbertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. 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 Bladon Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bladon Springs.

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

Rescueville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bladon Springs
 - Rescueville had a post office and no railroad service
Frankville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bladon Springs
 - Frankville had a post office and no railroad service
Coffeeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bladon Springs
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 329 people in 2017)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Koenton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bladon Springs
 - Koenton had a post office and no railroad service
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bladon Springs
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Silas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bladon Springs
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
Bigbee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bladon Springs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Bigbee had a post office and no railroad service
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bladon Springs
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Souwilpa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bladon Springs
 - Souwilpa 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 Bladon Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bladon 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 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.

Bladon Springs is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for Bladon Springs)
      Cullomburg   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Silas   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bladon 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Bladon Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bladon Springs) 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 Bladon Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bladon Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bladon Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7307, Longitude: -88.1975     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bladon 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 Bladon Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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