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Carr Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carr 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 Carr 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 Carr 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 Carr 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 Carr Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Carr 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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carr Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carr Mill, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carr Mill.

Cemeteries Near Carr Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carr 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 Carr Mill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Poe Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Noles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harvell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashland City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horns Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE County Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Hassell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clairmont Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westview 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.<2>

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

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

Millerville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Carr Mill
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carr Mill
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carr Mill
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carr Mill
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carr Mill
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Gibsonville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Carr Mill
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Carr Mill
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carr Mill
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,343 people in 2015)
 - Goodwater 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 Carr Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carr 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Carr Mill is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for Carr Mill)
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Carr 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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carr Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2054, Longitude: -85.9439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carr Mill 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 Carr Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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