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Millville, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Millville ...

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 Millville (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 Millville. 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 Millville ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Millville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Millville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Millville.

Cemeteries Near Millville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Millville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Millville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Home Mission Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SE York Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Old Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sumter Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Elmwood Memorial Estates [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Rocks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Center Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Payne Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Pack Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  N Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Anna York Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Woods Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Cagus Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hicks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Briggs Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  ENE Livingston Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S McElroy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Lauderdale Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Lauderdale Springs Confederate - Union Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Kelly Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Enondale Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Gordon 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 Millville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Millville.

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

Dove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Millville
 - Dove had a post office and no railroad service
Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Millville
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
Cuba   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Millville
 - 1895 population of 220 people (with 321 people in 2015)
 - Cuba had a post office and railroad service
Kewanee (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Millville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Kewanee had a post office and railroad service
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Millville
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
Tamola (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Millville
 - Tamola had railroad service and no post office
Enondale (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Millville
 - Enondale had a post office and no railroad service
Narkeeta (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narkeeta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Millville
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Narkeeta 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 Millville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Millville 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Millville is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Sumter     (The home county for Millville)
      York   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ward   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needham   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Enterprise (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinsville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Suqualena (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Neshoba (MS)
      Bogue Chitto (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Newton (MS)
      Chunky (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Millville:

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 Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw 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    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       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    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Newton 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 Sumter County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5271, Longitude: -88.3359     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millville 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 Millville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Millville.


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