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Spring Valley Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Valley Estates ...

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 Valley Estates (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 Valley Estates. 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 Valley Estates ...

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 Valley Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Valley Estates: Spring Vly. Ests. (or less commonly used: Spring Vally. Ests. or Spring Vlly. Ests.)

Newspapers Published in Spring Valley Estates ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Valley Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Valley Estates, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Valley Estates.

Cemeteries Near Spring Valley Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Valley Estates.

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 Valley Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [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>

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

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

Moody   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Valley Estates
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Brompton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Spring Valley Estates
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Valley Estates
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Valley Estates
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,213 people in 2016)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Valley Estates
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,743 people in 2016)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Valley Estates
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,940 people in 2016)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Valley Estates
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Valley Estates
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spring Valley Estates
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,422 people in 2016)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Valley Estates
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spring Valley Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Valley Estates 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 and doctors 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.

Spring Valley Estates is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Spring Valley Estates)
      Acmar   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Moody   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Valley Estates:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Spring Valley Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Valley Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6140, Longitude: -86.4658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Valley Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Valley Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spring Valley Estates.