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Hughes Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hughes 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 Hughes 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 Hughes 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 Hughes 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 Hughes Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Hughes 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hughes Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hughes Mill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hughes Mill.

Cemeteries Near Hughes Mill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mountain View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hammack Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Husky Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lankford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Downer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Killian Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Warren Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wesson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  E King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Copeland Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Anthony Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NE White Hall 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 Hughes Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hughes Mill.

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

Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Hughes Mill
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Chavies   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hughes Mill
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hughes Mill
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hughes Mill
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville 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 Hughes Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hughes 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.

Hughes Mill is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Hughes Mill)
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 it should be mentioned 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 Hughes 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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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 Hughes 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Hughes Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hughes Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hughes Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4190, Longitude: -85.7839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hughes 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 Hughes Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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