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Double Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Double 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 Double 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 Double 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 Double 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 Double Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in the area of Double 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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Double Springs.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Double Springs. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Double Springs and those printed in the larger area surrounding Double Springs.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Double Springs.

Cemeteries Near Double Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lowrimore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poole 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 in 1895, Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Double Springs had a population of 1,051 people.

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

Houston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Double Springs
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Double Springs
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Double Springs
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Double Springs
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Double Springs
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Double Springs
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Double Springs
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Double Springs
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Double Springs
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock 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 Double Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Double 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.

Double Springs is located in Winston County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Double Springs)
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Double Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Double 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 it should be mentioned 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 Double 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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Double Springs ...

While our initial data for Double Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Double 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 Double 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 Double Springs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Double Springs in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Double Springs for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Double Springs.
      See our Misc Page for Double Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Double Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1464, Longitude: -87.4023     [Map].

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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 Double Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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