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Cold Springs, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cold 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 Cold 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 Cold 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 Cold 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 Cold Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Cold 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cold Springs.

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

Cemeteries Near Cold Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Vernon 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 Cold Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cold Springs.

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

Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cold Springs
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cold Springs
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cold Springs
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cold Springs
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cold Springs
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cold Springs
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Cold Springs
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cold 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 Cold Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cold 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 southwest 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 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.

Cold Springs is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Cold Springs)
      Bremen   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Barney   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion 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    
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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cold Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9818, Longitude: -87.0333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cold 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 Cold Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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