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Our Genealogical Helper for Dixon's 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 Dixon's 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 Dixon's 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 Dixon's 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 Dixon's Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Dixon's Mills: Dixons Mls. (or less commonly used: Dixons Mlls.)

Newspapers Published in Dixon's 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dixon's Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dixon's Mills, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dixon's Mills.

Cemeteries Near Dixon's Mills ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Dixon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dunning Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Morrisette Cemetery [Map]      
  W Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hosea Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pruitt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shop Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hoboken Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Living Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bashi Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tutt Cemetery [Map]      
  E Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Berry Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Christian Hope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Choctaw Corner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mooring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Aimwell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lucker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Finley Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Airmount Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Luker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  S McFadden Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Danzy Cemetery [Map]      
  E DeVan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Paradise Cemetery [Map]      
  N Octagon Baptist 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dixon's Mills had a population of 127 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dixon's Mills
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dixon's Mills
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Moss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dixon's Mills
 - Moss had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dixon's Mills
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweet Water   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dixon's Mills
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 246 people in 2015)
 - Sweet Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nicholsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dixon's Mills
 - Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bashi   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dixon's Mills
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bashi had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vineland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dixon's Mills
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dixon's Mills
 - Glover 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 Dixon's Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dixon's 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Dixon's Mills is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marengo     (The home county for Dixon's Mills)
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Choctaw
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clarke
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dallas
      Safford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hale
      Gallion   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Sumter
      Bellamy   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wilcox
      Arlington   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Dixon's 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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dixon's Mills ...

While our initial data for Dixon's Mills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dixon's Mills in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dixon's Mills.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Dixon's Mills:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dixon's Mills.
      See our Misc Page for Dixon's Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dixon's Mills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dixon's Mills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dixon's Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0582, Longitude: -87.7875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dixon's Mills 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 Dixon's Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dixon's Mills.



 
 
 

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