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Blue Springs Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blue Springs Park ...

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 Blue Springs Park (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 Blue Springs Park. 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 Blue Springs Park ...

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 Blue Springs Park.

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

Newspapers Published in Blue Springs Park ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Springs Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blue Springs Park, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blue Springs Park.

Cemeteries Near Blue Springs Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue Springs Park.

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 Blue Springs Park covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thornton 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>

While we didn't find Blue Springs Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blue Springs Park.

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

Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Springs Park
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue Springs Park
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Springs Park
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Springs Park
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Springs Park
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Springs Park
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Springs Park
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Blue Springs Park
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville 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 Blue Springs Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blue Springs Park 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Blue Springs Park is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Blue Springs Park)
      Cairo   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 Blue Springs Park:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8156, Longitude: -87.1542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Springs Park 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 Blue Springs Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Springs Park.