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Bibb Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bibb 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 Bibb 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 Bibb 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 Bibb 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 Bibb Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Bibb 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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bibb Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bibb Mill, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bibb Mill.

Cemeteries Near Bibb Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Abney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Six Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Brierfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carlton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cahaba Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Convert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Session Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montevallo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sandy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pineland Memorial Park   [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 Bibb Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bibb Mill.

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

Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Bibb Mill
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bibb Mill
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
Brierfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bibb Mill
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bibb Mill
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Bibb Mill
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,616 people in 2016)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Bibb Mill
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2016)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bibb Mill
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,723 people in 2016)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bibb Mill
 - South Calera 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 Bibb Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bibb 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 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.

Bibb Mill is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Bibb Mill)
      Oakley   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brent   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 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 Bibb Mill:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Bibb Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bibb Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bibb Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9473, Longitude: -86.9103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bibb 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 Bibb Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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