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Shoemaker Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Shoemaker Springs ...

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

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

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

Newspapers Published in Shoemaker 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shoemaker Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shoemaker Springs, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shoemaker Springs.

Cemeteries Near Shoemaker Springs ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler 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.

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

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

Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Shoemaker Springs
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shoemaker Springs
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shoemaker Springs
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shoemaker Springs
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shoemaker Springs
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shoemaker Springs
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shoemaker Springs
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Shoemaker Springs
 - Good Springs 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 Shoemaker Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shoemaker 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 and 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 Shoemaker Springs 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 Shoemaker Springs. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Shoemaker Springs:

Limestone     (The home county for Shoemaker Springs)
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Shoemaker Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Shoemaker 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 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 - you should note 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 Shoemaker 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 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    
Franklin 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    
Winston County:       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    
Wayne 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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 Shoemaker Springs, 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Shoemaker Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shoemaker Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shoemaker Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8445, Longitude: -87.1828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shoemaker Springs 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 Shoemaker Springs.