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Indian Springs Village, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Indian Springs Village ...

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 Indian Springs Village (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Indian Springs Village. 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 Indian Springs Village ...

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 Indian Springs Village.

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

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Indian Springs Village is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Indian Springs Village)
  Inverness   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Pelham   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Helena   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  County Line   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maplesville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hoover   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Vestavia Hills   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cahaba Heights   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Homewood   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Shannon   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mountain Brook Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mountain Brook   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  English Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mason City   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cahaba Landing   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  New Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Moody   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Argo   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cropwell   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gantts Quarry   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sylacauga   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vance   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pearson   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dora   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Barney   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Creel   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Empire   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Indian Springs Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian Springs Village.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Indian Springs Village covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Indian Springs Village ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Indian Springs Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Indian Springs Village, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Indian Springs Village.

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 Indian Springs Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Indian Springs Village.

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

Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Indian Springs Village
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,493 people in 2017)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Indian Springs Village
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Indian Springs Village
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Springs Village
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 19,072 people in 2017)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Springs Village
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Springs Village
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Indian Springs Village
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Springs Village
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Springs Village
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Springs Village
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Indian Springs Village
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Indian Springs Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Indian Springs Village in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Indian Springs Village:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Shelby 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Indian Springs Village) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Springs Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3597, Longitude: -86.7490     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indian Springs Village 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:

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

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