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Chamblees Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Chamblees 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 Chamblees 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 Chamblees 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 Chamblees 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 Chamblees Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Chamblees Mill: Chamblees Ml. (or less commonly used: Chamblees Mll.)
  • While the name of this community is Chamblees Mill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Chamblees Mill may originally have been Chamblee's Mill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Chamblees Mill might be written as Chamblee Mill.

Newspapers Published in Chamblees 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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chamblees Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chamblees Mill, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chamblees Mill.

Cemeteries Near Chamblees Mill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Curl Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graves Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  N Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brown - Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chitwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NW East Point 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 Chamblees Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chamblees Mill.

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

Joy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chamblees Mill
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Chamblees Mill
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chamblees Mill
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chamblees Mill
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chamblees Mill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chamblees Mill
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chamblees Mill
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Chamblees Mill
 - Royal 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 Chamblees Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chamblees 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 southeast 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 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.

Chamblees Mill is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Chamblees Mill)
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Chamblees Mill:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker 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 Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chamblees Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0618, Longitude: -86.6694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chamblees 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 Chamblees Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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