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Sand Spring, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sand Spring ...

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

We've added Sand Spring to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sand Spring, 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 Sand Spring (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 Sand Spring. 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 Sand Spring ...

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 Sand Spring.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sand Spring: Sand Spg. (or less commonly used: Sand Spng. or Sand Sprng.)

Newspapers Published in Sand Spring ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sand Spring.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sand Spring, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sand Spring.

Cemeteries Near Sand Spring ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sand Spring.

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 Sand Spring covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Milhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Concord Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Motes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Delap - Clemant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ezell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elliot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cummins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hutchings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ready Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lewter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dedman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bouldin - Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Madison Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corpier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nick Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fords Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bledsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Merrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ewing Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglass - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sulser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Polar Hill 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.

Sand Spring itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 28 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Caro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sand Spring
 - Caro had a post office and no railroad service
Wooley Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sand Spring
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Estaville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Spring
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sand Spring
 - Elkmont Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sand Spring
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sand Spring
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Madison Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sand Spring
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Cash Point (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sand Spring
 - Cash Point had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Sand Spring
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sand Spring
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville 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 Sand Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sand Spring 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 Sand Spring is historic, it would have been located within present day Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Sand Spring)
      Caro   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Whitaker (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmetto (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Sand Spring:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Sand Spring came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sand Spring 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 Sand Spring.

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 Sand Spring:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Sand Spring.
      See our Misc Page for Sand Spring for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Sand Spring, 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Sand Spring. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9195, Longitude: -86.8447     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sand Spring.