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Poplar Springs, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Welcome to 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.

Poplar Springs would have been located within present day Barbour County.

A typical abbreviation for Poplar Springs: Poplar Spgs. (or less commonly used: Poplar Spngs. or Poplar Sprngs.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Poplar Springs is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Poplar Springs was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Poplar Springs (for example, toward Lumpkin (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Poplar Springs still existed, it would have been in the (334) area code.

Communities near Poplar Springs ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Poplar Springs and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Baker Hill   [Map]   261   S   18 miles [29 km]
Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Comer   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hurtsboro   [Map]   593   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Poplar Springs.

Communities Also Named Poplar Springs ...

While we believe that this Poplar Springs is located in Barbour County, we know of another 3 Alabama communities named Poplar Springs. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lauderdale, Marshall and Winston County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 25 communities that are also named Poplar Springs - they are located in Georgia (3), Maryland, Mississippi (7), North Carolina (4), South Carolina (2) and Tennessee (5).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Poplar Springs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Poplar Springs. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poplar Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Poplar Springs.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Poplar Springs:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Poplar Springs no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poplar Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Poplar Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poplar Springs.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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