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Gum Spring, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gum 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 Gum 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 Gum 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 Gum 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 Gum Spring.

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

Newspapers Published in Gum 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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gum Spring.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gum Spring, 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 Gum Spring.

Cemeteries Near Gum Spring ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Minor 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.<3>

While we didn't find Gum Spring in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gum Spring.

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Gum Spring
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gum Spring
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gum Spring
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gum Spring
 - Eva 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 Gum Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gum 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.

Gum Spring is located in Morgan County.

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

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

Morgan     (The home county for Gum Spring)
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Gum 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 Morgan 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.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 from Gum Spring. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gum Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gum Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4362, Longitude: -86.8186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gum 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 Gum Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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