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Our Genealogical Helper for Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair Springs.

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

Newspapers Published in Saint Clair 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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Clair Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint Clair Springs, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint Clair Springs.

Cemeteries Near Saint Clair Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reeves Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethany 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.<3>

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

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

Springville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Clair Springs
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Saint Clair Springs
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saint Clair Springs
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Saint Clair Springs
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,760 people in 2017)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saint Clair Springs
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,268 people in 2017)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Ayres   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Clair Springs
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
Ashville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saint Clair Springs
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,291 people in 2017)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Saint Clair Springs
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saint Clair Springs
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Saint Clair Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saint Clair 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 doctors 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.

Saint Clair Springs is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Saint Clair Springs)
      Branchville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Appalachian   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Clair Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Saint Clair Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Clair Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Clair Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Clair Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Clair Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7632, Longitude: -86.4030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Clair Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Saint Clair Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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