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Cleveland Mills, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cleveland Mills ...

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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland Mills.

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

Newspapers Published in Cleveland 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cleveland Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cleveland Mills, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cleveland Mills.

Cemeteries Near Cleveland Mills ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Iveys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Dobyne - Haggard Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farrer Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Barron - Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Scarborough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Heard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campbellite Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heiberger Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Suttle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Legal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Wilfrids Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Medline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive 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 Cleveland Mills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cleveland Mills.

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

Theo   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cleveland Mills
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Theo had a post office and no railroad service
Sprott   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cleveland Mills
 - Sprott had a post office and no railroad service
Adler   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cleveland Mills
 - Adler had a post office and no railroad service
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cleveland Mills
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cleveland Mills
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
Perryville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cleveland Mills
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cleveland Mills
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Marion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cleveland Mills
 - 1895 population of 1,982 people (with 3,447 people in 2015)
 - Marion 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 Cleveland Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cleveland 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 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.

Cleveland Mills is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Cleveland Mills)
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Cleveland Mills:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cleveland Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7043, Longitude: -87.1989     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cleveland Mills 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 Cleveland Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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