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Cave Spring, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cave Spring ...

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 Cave Spring (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 Cave Spring. 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 Cave Spring ...

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 Cave Spring.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cave Spring: Cave Spg. (or less commonly used: Cave Spng. or Cave Sprng.)

Newspapers Published in Cave Spring ...

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 Cave Spring.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cave Spring, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cave Spring.

Cemeteries Near Cave Spring ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cave Spring.

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 Cave Spring covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaver 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 Cave Spring in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cave Spring.

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

Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cave Spring
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Cave Spring
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Cave Spring
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Spring
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cave Spring
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cave Spring
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cave Spring
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cave Spring
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cave Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cave Spring 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Cave Spring is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Cave Spring)
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 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   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Cave Spring:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
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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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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7884, Longitude: -87.1356     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cave Spring 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Cave Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cave Spring.