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Sand Spring, Alabama

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Welcome to 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.

Sand Spring would have been located within present day Limestone County.

The location of Sand Spring has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Sand Spring: Sand Spg. (or less commonly used: Sand Spng. or Sand Sprng.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sand Spring is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sand Spring would have been located in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Sand Spring ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sand Spring and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Ardmore   [Map]   1,398   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,616   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   473   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Estaville - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Huntsville   [Map]   194,585   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lester   [Map]   123   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Sand Spring ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Sand Spring - they are located in Kansas, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sand Spring.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sand Spring. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sand Spring. 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 Sand Spring.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sand Spring:

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Sand Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sand Spring - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sand Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Spring. The point we use 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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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sand Spring.

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