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Mount Sinai, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Sinai ...

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 Mount Sinai (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 Mount Sinai. 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 Mount Sinai ...

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 Mount Sinai.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Sinai: Mt. Sinai

Newspapers Published in Mount Sinai ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Sinai.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Sinai, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Sinai.

Cemeteries Near Mount Sinai ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Sinai.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haigler Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Cantelous Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yankee Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stones Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McQueen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Strokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakview Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Relf Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hayneville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mushat Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bullock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Letohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mosleys 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.<3>

While we didn't find Mount Sinai in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Sinai.

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

Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Sinai
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Sinai
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Sinai
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Sinai
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Sinai
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Sinai
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Sinai
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
Lowndesboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Mount Sinai
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 107 people in 2015)
 - Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Hayneville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Sinai
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 862 people in 2015)
 - Hayneville 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 Mount Sinai. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Sinai 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.

Mount Sinai is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Mount Sinai)
      Hope Hull   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Mount Sinai:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Sinai. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Sinai. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2940, Longitude: -86.4683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Sinai have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Mount Sinai, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Sinai.


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