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Our Genealogical Helper for Vanlandingham 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 Vanlandingham 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 Vanlandingham 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 Vanlandingham 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 Vanlandingham Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Vanlandingham Mill: Vanlandingham Ml. (or less commonly used: Vanlandingham Mll.)

Newspapers Published in Vanlandingham 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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vanlandingham Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vanlandingham Mill, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vanlandingham Mill.

Cemeteries Near Vanlandingham Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vanlandingham 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 Vanlandingham Mill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Adoniram Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spike Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Pondtown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Eunola Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Whitewater Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  NE Hartford City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Double Springs Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  SE Pate Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  ENE Hurricane Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Geneva City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW East Pittman Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  ESE Lees Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whaley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Vaughanville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bellwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Curry Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sunset Memorial Gardens [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 Vanlandingham Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Vanlandingham Mill.

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

Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warwick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - Warwick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vaughanville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Izagora (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Izagora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vanlandingham Mill
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs 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 Vanlandingham Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vanlandingham 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 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.

Vanlandingham Mill is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

  DirectionDistance
Geneva     (The home county for Vanlandingham Mill)
      Black   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Samson   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Coffee
      Central City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Covington
      Beulah   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Florala   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Dale
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Henry
      Headland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Houston
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Parish   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Webb   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walton (FL)
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Vanlandingham 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 Geneva County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington 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    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Vanlandingham Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vanlandingham Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vanlandingham Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0435, Longitude: -85.7588     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vanlandingham 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 Vanlandingham Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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