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Henson Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Henson 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 Henson 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 Henson 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 Henson 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 Henson Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Henson 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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Henson Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Henson Springs, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Henson Springs.

Cemeteries Near Henson Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holligan & Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rudicell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship North Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riggans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mangum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamilton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Grove 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 Henson Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Henson Springs.

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

Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Henson Springs
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Henson Springs
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Henson Springs
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Henson Springs
 - Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Henson Springs
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Barnesville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Henson Springs
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Barnesville had a post office and no railroad service
Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Henson Springs
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,849 people in 2016)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Henson Springs
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Henson Springs
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Henson Springs
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow 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 Henson Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Henson 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.

Henson Springs is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Henson Springs)
      Detroit   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Henson 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Henson Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Henson Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henson Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0193, Longitude: -88.0642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henson 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 Henson Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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