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Reddock Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reddock 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 Reddock 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 Reddock 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 Reddock 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 Reddock Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Reddock 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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reddock Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Reddock Springs, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Reddock Springs.

Cemeteries Near Reddock Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reddoch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW William Seale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Giddens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Top Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ft. Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Manningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Antioch West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hartley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crenshaw Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crenshaws Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shacklesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kilgore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive East Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Springs 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 Reddock Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reddock Springs.

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

Greenville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Reddock Springs
 - 1895 population of 2,806 people (with 7,781 people in 2016)
 - Greenville had a post office and railroad service
Manningham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Reddock Springs
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
Bolling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Reddock Springs
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
Herbert   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Reddock Springs
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert had a post office and no railroad service
Shacklesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reddock Springs
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
Searcy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reddock Springs
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Searcy had a post office and railroad service
Forest Home   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Reddock Springs
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
Chapman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Reddock Springs
 - Chapman 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 Reddock Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reddock 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Reddock Springs is located in Butler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Butler County: Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe & Wilcox.

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

Butler     (The home county for Reddock Springs)
      Greenville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Awin   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Butler County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reddock Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8218, Longitude: -86.6916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reddock 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 Reddock Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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