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Woodland Mills, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodland Mills ...

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 Woodland Mills (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 Woodland Mills. 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 Woodland Mills ...

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 Woodland Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Woodland Mills: Woodland Mls. (or less commonly used: Woodland Mlls.)

Newspapers Published in Woodland Mills ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodland Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodland Mills, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodland Mills.

Cemeteries Near Woodland Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodland Mills.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  E St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  N Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Center Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  E Short Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  W Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  S Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Arnett 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Woodland Mills had a population of 52 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodland Mills
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodland Mills
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Woodland Mills
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Woodland Mills
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Woodland Mills
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodland Mills
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodland Mills
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodland Mills
 - Eva 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 Woodland Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodland Mills 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 doctors 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.

Woodland Mills is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Woodland Mills)
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Somerville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Woodland Mills:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Woodland Mills ...

While our initial data for Woodland Mills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Woodland Mills in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Woodland Mills.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Woodland Mills:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Woodland Mills.
      See our Misc Page for Woodland Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodland Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4743, Longitude: -86.6947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodland Mills 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 Woodland Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodland Mills.


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