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Mineral Springs, Alabama
(Chilton County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mineral 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 Mineral 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 Mineral 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 Mineral 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 Mineral Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Mineral 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 Mineral Springs.

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

Cemeteries Near Mineral Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Collins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robinson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hardiman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lime Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Archers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lomax Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Mount Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Thorsby Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Glad Tidings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunshine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh - Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Popwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quinsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh 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 Mineral Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mineral Springs.

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

Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mineral Springs
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,616 people in 2016)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,846 people in 2016)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Mineral Springs
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mineral Springs
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Mineral Springs
 - Shelby Springs 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 Mineral Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mineral 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Mineral Springs is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Mineral Springs)
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mineral 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' distance that starts in Mineral Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mineral Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mineral Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9518, Longitude: -86.6453     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mineral 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 Mineral Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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