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Reynolds Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reynolds Mill ...

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 Reynolds Mill (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 Reynolds Mill. 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 Reynolds Mill ...

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 Reynolds Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Reynolds Mill: Reynolds Ml. (or less commonly used: Reynolds Mll.)
  • While the name of this community is Reynolds Mill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Reynolds Mill may originally have been Reynold's Mill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Reynolds Mill might be written as Reynold Mill.

Newspapers Published in Reynolds Mill ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reynolds Mill.

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

Cemeteries Near Reynolds Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reynolds Mill.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mardisville Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Midway Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moberley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smelley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Germany Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Childersburg City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rhoden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  W Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Green Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Odena Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Hill Memorial Park [Map]      
  WNW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  W Masters 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 Reynolds Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reynolds Mill.

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

Alpine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reynolds Mill
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Reynolds Mill
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Reynolds Mill
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
Talladega   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Reynolds Mill
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 5,046 people in 2015)
 - Childersburg 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 Reynolds Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reynolds Mill 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 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.

Reynolds Mill is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Reynolds Mill)
      Alpine   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Reynolds Mill:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Reynolds Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Reynolds Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reynolds Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3554, Longitude: -86.2158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reynolds Mill 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 Reynolds Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Reynolds Mill.


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