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Sandy Springs, Alabama

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Welcome to Sandy Springs ...

Sandy Springs is located in Cherokee County.

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

Sandy Springs is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Sandy Springs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: While Sandy Springs is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Sandy Springs: (256) and (938)<2>

Communities near Sandy Springs ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sandy Springs and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coloma - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,008   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Sandy Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Sandy Springs - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina (2), Ohio, South Carolina (2) and Tennessee.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sandy Springs ...

Looking for more information about Sandy Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Sandy Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sandy Springs, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Sandy Springs.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Sandy Springs. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sandy Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Sandy Springs.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Sandy Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sandy Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0732, Longitude: -85.4988     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandy 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 Sandy 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 Sandy Springs.