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Poplar Springs, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Poplar Springs ...

So far, we have found very little information about Poplar Springs. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Poplar Springs to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Poplar Springs, please Contact Us.

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 Poplar 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 Poplar 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 Poplar 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 Poplar Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Poplar 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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Poplar Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Poplar Springs, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Poplar Springs.

Cemeteries Near Poplar Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Academy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Tennille Chapel AME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glenville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Browder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glennville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Perkins - Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beauchamp Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haven of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memory Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Seay 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.

While we didn't find Poplar Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Poplar Springs.

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

Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Poplar Springs
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Batesville had a post office and railroad service
Hawkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Poplar Springs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hawkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Howe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Poplar Springs
 - Howe had a post office and no railroad service
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Poplar Springs
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Poplar Springs
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
Tullis   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Springs
 - Tullis had railroad service and no post office
Eufaula   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Poplar Springs
 - 1895 population of 4,394 people (with 12,404 people in 2016)
 - Eufaula had a post office and railroad service
Jernigan   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Poplar Springs
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Jernigan 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 Poplar Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Poplar 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Poplar Springs is historic, it would have been located within present day Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Barbour     (The home county for Poplar Springs)
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Comer   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Graball   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Webster (GA)
      Weston (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Poplar 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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Poplar Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Poplar Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Poplar Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0393, Longitude: -85.2749     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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