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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Mill Trace ...

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 Old Mill Trace (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 Old Mill Trace. 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 Old Mill Trace ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Mill Trace.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Mill Trace, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Old Mill Trace.

Cemeteries Near Old Mill Trace ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Mill Trace.

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 Old Mill Trace covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ruhama Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  W Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW The Old Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coaling Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Asia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Little Hurricane Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  WNW Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thomas Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Enterprise Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Big Hurricane Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Christian Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  W West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Duncanville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sandy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE West Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Yellow Creek 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 Old Mill Trace in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Mill Trace.

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

University   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Old Mill Trace
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaling   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Old Mill Trace
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,648 people in 2015)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Mill Trace
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Mill Trace
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Dudley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Old Mill Trace
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old Mill Trace
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Mill Trace
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old Mill Trace
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull 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 Old Mill Trace. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Mill Trace 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 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.

Old Mill Trace is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Old Mill Trace)
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Peterson   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Bibb
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      Sprott   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Old Mill Trace:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 stretches from Old Mill Trace. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Mill Trace) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Mill Trace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2015, Longitude: -87.4425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Mill Trace 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 Old Mill Trace, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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