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Pine Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine 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 Pine Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Pine 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Springs, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Springs.

Cemeteries Near Pine Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Blaylock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pickle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riggan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lann Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship North Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wofford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Riggans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilliland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Site 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Springs
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,849 people in 2016)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Springs
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Springs
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Gattman (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Springs
 - Gattman had a post office and railroad service
Splunge (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Springs
 - Splunge had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Pine Springs
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Riggins (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pine Springs
 - Riggins had a post office and no railroad service
Bedford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Springs
 - Bedford 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 Pine Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Pine 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 Pine Springs. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pine Springs:

Lamar     (The home county for Pine Springs)
      Sulligent   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tupelo (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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      
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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pine Springs ...

While our initial data for Pine Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pine Springs in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Pine Springs.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Pine Springs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pine Springs.
      See our Misc Page for Pine Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9429, Longitude: -88.1523     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine 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 Pine Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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