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Good Springs, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Good 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 Good 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 Good 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 Good 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 Good Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Good 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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Good Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Good Springs, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Good Springs.

Cemeteries Near Good Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox 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, Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Good Springs
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Good Springs
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Good Springs
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Marbuts (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Good Springs
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Good Springs
 - 1895 population of 31 people (with 519 people in 2016)
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Good Springs
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Good Springs
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Good Springs
 - Cartwright 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 Good Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Good 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Good Springs 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 Good Springs. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Good Springs:

Limestone     (The home county for Good Springs)
      Lester   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Good 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 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    
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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis 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    
Maury 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Good Springs ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Good Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Good Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Good Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9473, Longitude: -87.1942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Good Springs 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 Good Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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