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Millers Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Millers Ford ...

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 Millers Ford (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 Millers Ford. 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 Millers Ford ...

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 Millers Ford.

  • Typical abbreviation for Millers Ford: Millers Frd.
  • While the name of this community is Millers Ford, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Millers Ford may originally have been Miller's Ford.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Millers Ford might be written as Miller Ford.

Newspapers Published in Millers Ford ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Millers Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Millers Ford, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Millers Ford.

Cemeteries Near Millers Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Millers Ford.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Scotch Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Texasville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Adams Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walker Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clayton Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Helms Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Serene Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sykes Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tew Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Edwin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beauchamp Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jacksonville Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perkins - Evans 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 Millers Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Millers Ford.

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

Oateston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Millers Ford
 - Oateston had a post office and no railroad service
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Millers Ford
 - 1895 population of 997 people (with 2,925 people in 2015)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Millers Ford
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 487 people in 2015)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
Cotton Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Millers Ford
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and no railroad service
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Millers Ford
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Millers Ford
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Clopton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Millers Ford
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrenceville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Millers Ford
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Lawrenceville 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 Millers Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Millers Ford 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Millers Ford is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Barbour     (The home county for Millers Ford)
      Clayton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Headland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Webb   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parish   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Millers Ford:

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Barbour County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Barbour 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 ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millers Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7891, Longitude: -85.4369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millers Ford 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 Millers Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Millers Ford.


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