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Our Genealogical Helper for McMullen ...

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 McMullen (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 McMullen. 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.

Newspapers Published in McMullen ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around McMullen.

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

Cemeteries Near McMullen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McMullen.

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 McMullen covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Aliceville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E New Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blubber Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Franconia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Garden Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Gardner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S McCaa Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Miller Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Trantham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Sinal Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bigbee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  E Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spiller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S William Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Upper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  W Memphis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cluster Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hebron Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shea Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shedd Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carrollton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spring Hill Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hopewell Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Windle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Christian Love Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


       

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 McMullen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McMullen.

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

Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McMullen
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McMullen
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from McMullen
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from McMullen
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2015)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from McMullen
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McMullen
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brazelia (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brazelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from McMullen
 - Brazelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McMullen
 - Lewiston 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 McMullen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McMullen 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.

McMullen is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Pickens     (The home county for McMullen)
      Aliceville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Fayette
      Belk   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greene
      West Greene   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lamar
      Millport   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Sumter
      Panola   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Elrod   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Oktibbeha (MS)
      Clayton Village (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 McMullen:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McMullen. 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 'straight-line' distance beginning in McMullen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McMullen) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McMullen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1482, Longitude: -88.1754     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McMullen 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 McMullen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McMullen.



 
 
 

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