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Springfield, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Springfield ...

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 Springfield (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 Springfield. 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.

Newspapers Published in Springfield ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springfield, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springfield.

Cemeteries Near Springfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springfield.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huff 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.<3>

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

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

Comer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Springfield
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - 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 Springfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springfield 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Springfield is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Springfield)
      Elgin   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Springfield:

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 Lauderdale 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springfield. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Springfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8881, Longitude: -87.3881     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Springfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Springfield.