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Butlers Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Butlers 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 Butlers 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 Butlers 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 Butlers 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 Butlers Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Butlers 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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Butlers Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Butlers Mill, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Butlers Mill.

Cemeteries Near Butlers Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cleburne Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buchanan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sandy Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Old Cool Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wise Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Veal Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowdon Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowdon City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zachry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fordham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garretts Chapel 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.<3>

While we didn't find Butlers Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Butlers Mill.

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

Lofty   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Butlers Mill
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Butlers Mill
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
Graham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Butlers Mill
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Butlers Mill
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Butlers Mill
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Butlers Mill
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
Sewell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Butlers Mill
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
Rockdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Butlers Mill
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale 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 Butlers Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Butlers 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.

Butlers Mill is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Butlers Mill)
      Graham   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abel   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windwood Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butlers Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4579, Longitude: -85.3819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Butlers Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Butlers Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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