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Blount Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blount 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 Blount 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 Blount 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 Blount 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 Blount Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Blount 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blount Springs.

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

Cemeteries Near Blount Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Graves Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Elvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Cain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warrior Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Holston Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Love Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hopewell 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Blount Springs had a population of 403 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blount Springs
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blount Springs
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Blount Springs
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blount Springs
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 498 people in 2016)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Blount Springs
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Blount Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,192 people in 2016)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Blount Springs
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blount Springs
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blount Springs
 - Sloan 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 Blount Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blount 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.

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

Blount     (The home county for Blount Springs)
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Blount Springs ...

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

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 Blount Springs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Blount Springs.
      See our Misc Page for Blount Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blount Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9312, Longitude: -86.7942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blount Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Blount Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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