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Mineral Springs, Alabama
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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 195 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 9 miles [14.5 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  
  SE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cardiff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Linns Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Bagley Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maben Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Horizon Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union 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 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.

Brookside   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,323 people in 2016)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
Cardiff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2016)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
Blossburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mineral Springs
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mineral Springs
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mineral Springs
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Mineral Springs
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mineral Springs
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mineral Springs
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mineral Springs
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Mineral Springs is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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:

Jefferson     (The home county for Mineral Springs)
      Watson   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Brookside   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      New Town   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Scarlet Town   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Daisey City   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fultondale   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Acmar   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 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 first visit 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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    
Tuscaloosa 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson 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 Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Mineral Springs. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 33.6262, Longitude: -86.8786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mineral 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 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.