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Our Genealogical Helper for Miller ...

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 Miller (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 Miller. 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 Miller ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Miller.

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

Cemeteries Near Miller ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Miller.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  SW May Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethsalem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McInnis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Luke Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Boligee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Henagan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nott Cemetery [Map]      
  SE DeVelle Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boatright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Maye Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bowers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery [Map]      
  S Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cooks Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McCainville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Phares Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Odd Fellows Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Gotes Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pinetop Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
  E Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wills Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pippen Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Speed Quarters Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hutchenson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Side 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 in 1895, Miller had railroad service and no post office.

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

Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Miller
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Miller
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumterville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Miller
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Miller
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Miller
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamner   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Miller
 - Hamner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Miller
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Miller
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Miller
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,766 people in 2015)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Miller
 - Boyd 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 Miller. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Miller 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 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.

Miller is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Greene     (The home county for Miller)
      Boligee   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Choctaw
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hale
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Marengo
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pickens
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sumter
      Epes   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Miller:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens 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    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Miller came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Miller 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 Miller.

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 Miller:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Miller.
      See our Misc Page for Miller for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Miller. 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 that starts in Miller. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Miller) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Miller. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7126, Longitude: -88.0786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Miller 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 Miller, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Miller.



 
 
 

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