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Cave Spring, Georgia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cave Spring ...

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 Cave Spring (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 Cave Spring. 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 Cave Spring ...

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 Cave Spring.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cave Spring: Cave Spg. (or less commonly used: Cave Spng. or Cave Sprng.)

Newspapers Published in Cave Spring ...

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 Cave Spring.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cave Spring, 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 Cave Spring.

Cemeteries Near Cave Spring ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Hemphill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chubb Road Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flat Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bush Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Community Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Birdsong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vanns Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coosa River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Clemones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Six Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain End Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Northview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Northview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ware Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vanns Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Polk Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waterhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Cave Spring had a population of 952 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Cave Spring had a population of 1,141 people.

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

Vans Valley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cave Spring
 - Vans Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Landers - Historic   [Map]
 - While Landers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Spring
 - Landers had a post office and no railroad service
Foster Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Cave Spring
 - Foster Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Spring
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
Melson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cave Spring
 - Melson had a post office and no railroad service
Prior   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cave Spring
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Prior had a post office and railroad service
Forney (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cave Spring
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
Etna   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cave Spring
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
Lake Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cave Spring
 - Lake Creek had a post office and railroad service
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Cave Spring
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Livingston had a post office and no railroad service
Tecumseh (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cave Spring
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh 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 Cave Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cave Spring 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.

Cave Spring is located in Floyd County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Floyd County: Cherokee (AL), Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon, Polk & Walker.

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

Floyd     (The home county for Cave Spring)
      Coosa   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lindale   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Silver Creek   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Berry   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rome   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Armuchee   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Euharlee   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adairsville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cartersville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Emerson   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Interchange Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rydal   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Temple   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowdon Junction   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Zion   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hart Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Villa Rica   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowdon   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lyerly   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berryton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Summerville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menlo   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cloudland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trion   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Payne   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Acworth   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plainville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calhoun   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sugar Valley   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hill City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Resaca   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Felton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallapoosa   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Budapest   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waco   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hiram   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedartown   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Esom Hill   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Aragon   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rockmart   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Calhoun (AL)
      Dailey (AL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goshen (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Piedmont (AL)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collins (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernathy (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nances Creek (AL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adelia (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrellton (AL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Germania Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksonville (AL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Plains (AL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booker T City (AL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cherokee (AL)
      Kirk's Grove (AL)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grantville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock Run (AL)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads (AL)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Garden (AL)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff (AL)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gaylesville (AL)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coloma (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centre (AL)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Broomtown (AL)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turkey Town (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cleburne (AL)
      Borden Springs (AL)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muscadine (AL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fruithurst (AL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edwardsville (AL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heflin (AL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arbacoochee (AL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ranburne (AL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeKalb (AL)
      Lickskillet (AL)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dog Town (AL)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Vernon (AL)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine (AL)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas (AL)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Payne (AL)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinsville (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cordell (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bootsville (AL)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Ridge (AL)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clyde (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mentone (AL)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Etowah (AL)
      Banner (AL)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ballplay (AL)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coato Bend (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coat's Bend (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkeytown (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edwardsville (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cobb City (AL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glencoe (AL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gadsden (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reece City (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 Cave Spring:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Floyd County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bartow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cobb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Floyd County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Georgia     Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Georgia

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 Georgia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cave Spring ...

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

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 Cave Spring:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
1855 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Cave Spring
We have found Cave Spring in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Cave Spring for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cave Spring.
      See our Misc Page for Cave Spring for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Floyd County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Floyd County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cave Spring. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cave Spring

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1079, Longitude: -85.3386     [Map].

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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:

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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 Cave Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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