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Halso Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Halso 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 Halso 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 Halso 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 Halso 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 Halso Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Halso 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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Halso Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Halso Mill, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Halso Mill.

Cemeteries Near Halso Mill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wren Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Mt. Olive East Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bedgood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Howard Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Lukes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Black Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Andress Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sunrise Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brushy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  E Siloam Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pioneer Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Consolation Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Magnolia 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 Halso Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Halso Mill.

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

Pigeon Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Halso Mill
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pigeon Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Glasgow   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Halso Mill
 - Glasgow had a post office and no railroad service
Industry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Halso Mill
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
Oaky Streak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Halso Mill
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
Shell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Halso Mill
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
Greenville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Halso Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,806 people (with 7,845 people in 2015)
 - Greenville had a post office and railroad service
Bolling   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Halso Mill
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
Chapman   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Halso Mill
 - Chapman 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 Halso Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Halso 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 hospitals 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.

Halso Mill is located in Butler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Butler County: Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe & Wilcox.

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

Butler     (The home county for Halso Mill)
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Troy   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Awin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Halso 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 Butler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike 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 Butler County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Butler 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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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Butler County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halso Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7132, Longitude: -86.5205     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Halso 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 Halso Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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