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Borden Wheeler Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Borden Wheeler 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 Borden Wheeler 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 Borden Wheeler 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 Borden Wheeler 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 Borden Wheeler Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Borden Wheeler 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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Borden Wheeler Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Borden Wheeler Springs, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Borden Wheeler Springs.

Cemeteries Near Borden Wheeler Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Arrington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Stead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hutching Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hanks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Garden   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Steadman Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Littlecreek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lime Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Red Hill 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 Borden Wheeler Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Borden Wheeler Springs.

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

Borden Springs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Palestine   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Palestine had a post office and railroad service
Oak Level   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Oak Level had a post office and no railroad service
Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - 1895 population of 165 people
 - Esom Hill had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Run Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
Grantley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Grantley had a post office and no railroad service
Greenway (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greenway was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Greenway had a post office and no railroad service
Tecumseh   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh had a post office and railroad service
Bluffton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Garden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
Etna (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Borden Wheeler Springs
 - Etna 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 Borden Wheeler Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Borden Wheeler 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.

Borden Wheeler Springs is located in Cleburne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Randolph, Talladega, Carroll (GA), Haralson (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cleburne     (The home county for Borden Wheeler Springs)
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graham   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (GA)
      White City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hiram (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Borden Wheeler 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 Cleburne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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' distance that stretches from Borden Wheeler Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Borden Wheeler Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Borden Wheeler Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9137, Longitude: -85.4658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Borden Wheeler 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 Borden Wheeler Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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