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Janes Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Janes 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 Janes 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 Janes 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 Janes 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 Janes Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Janes 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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Janes Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Janes 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 Janes Mill.

Cemeteries Near Janes Mill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hanberry Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Range Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wallace Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hammac Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zion Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Buffington Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Marietta Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Emmons Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Repton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hamden Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Holly Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Repton Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sparta Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sparta 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 Janes Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Janes Mill.

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

Range   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Janes Mill
 - Range had a post office and no railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Janes Mill
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Castleberry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Janes Mill
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 565 people in 2015)
 - Castleberry had a post office and railroad service
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Janes Mill
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
Repton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Janes Mill
 - Repton had a post office and railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Janes Mill
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Janes Mill
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
Sparta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Janes Mill
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
Brewton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Janes Mill
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,434 people in 2015)
 - Brewton 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 Janes Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Janes 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 northeast 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 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.

Janes Mill is located in Conecuh County.

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

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

Conecuh     (The home county for Janes Mill)
      Lenox   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Repton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Little River   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wing   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Heath   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Awin   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Janes Mill, see our County-by-County Page for Janes 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 either 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 Janes 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 Conecuh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Janes Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2782, Longitude: -87.1533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Janes 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 Janes Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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