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Butler Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Butler Mill ...

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 Butler Mill (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 Butler Mill. 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 Butler Mill ...

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 Butler Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Butler Mill: Butler Ml. (or less commonly used: Butler Mll.)

Newspapers Published in Butler Mill ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Butler Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Butler Mill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Butler Mill.

Cemeteries Near Butler Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Butler Mill.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross 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 Butler Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Butler Mill.

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

Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Butler Mill
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Butler Mill
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Butler Mill
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Butler Mill
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Butler Mill
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Butler Mill
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Butler Mill
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Butler Mill
 - Swearengin 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 Butler Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Butler Mill 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Butler Mill is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Butler Mill)
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Butler Mill:

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 for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butler Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5798, Longitude: -86.3019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Butler Mill 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:

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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 Butler Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Butler Mill.


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