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Spring Garden, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Garden ...

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 Spring Garden (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 Spring Garden. 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 Spring Garden ...

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 Spring Garden.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Garden: Spring Gdn. (or less commonly used: Spring Gardn., Spring Grden. or Spring Grdn.)

Newspapers Published in Spring Garden ...

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 Spring Garden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Garden, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Garden.

Cemeteries Near Spring Garden ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSW Hanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arrington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Littlejohn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Nances Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylors Chapel 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service.

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

Ladiga   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Garden
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Garden
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Piedmont   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Garden
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,666 people in 2016)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
Rock Run Station   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Garden
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
Borden Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Garden
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Run   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Garden
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
Exie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Spring Garden
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Palestine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Garden
 - Palestine 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 Spring Garden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Garden 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Spring Garden is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Spring Garden)
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graham   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Spring Garden:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Spring Garden:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spring Garden.
      See our Misc Page for Spring Garden for more information.

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 Spring Garden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Spring Garden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Garden) 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 Spring Garden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Garden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Garden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9731, Longitude: -85.5536     [Map].

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<2>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 Spring Garden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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