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Our Genealogical Helper for Camak Mills ...

So far, we have found very little information about Camak Mills. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Camak Mills to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Camak Mills, please Contact Us.




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 Camak Mills (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 Camak Mills. 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 Camak Mills ...

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 Camak Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Camak Mills: Camak Mls. (or less commonly used: Camak Mlls.)

Newspapers Published in Camak Mills ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Camak Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Camak Mills, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Camak Mills.

Cemeteries Near Camak Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Camak Mills.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E South Lowell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walker Memory Gardens [Map]      
  S Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Old City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Edgil Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Lollar Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  S Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boldo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE John Porter Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Aaron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW King Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tingle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fergerson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  N J A Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lawson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wint Cemetery [Map]      
  NW King Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Keeton 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.

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

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

South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Camak Mills
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Camak Mills
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Camak Mills
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Camak Mills
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Camak Mills
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Camak Mills
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Camak Mills
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Camak Mills
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Camak Mills
 - Powellville 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 Camak Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Camak Mills 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 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Camak Mills is historic, it would have been located within present day Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Walker     (The home county for Camak Mills)
      Jasper   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Blount
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Fayette
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wren   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Rock City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
      Danville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Bull City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winston
      Falls City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 - 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 Camak Mills:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Alabama Community

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Camak Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Camak Mills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Camak Mills) 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 Camak Mills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Camak Mills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camak Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9076, Longitude: -87.2883     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camak Mills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Camak Mills.



 
 
 

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