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Coopers Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Coopers 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 Coopers 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 Coopers 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 Coopers 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 Coopers Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Coopers 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coopers Mill.

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

Cemeteries Near Coopers Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orme Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hoosier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Raulston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Champion 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 Coopers Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Coopers Mill.

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

Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Coopers Mill
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Coopers Mill
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,337 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coopers Mill
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people (with 3,097 people in 2016)
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coopers Mill
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coopers Mill
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
Ketchall (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coopers Mill
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coopers Mill
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Coopers Mill
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coopers Mill
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Sherwood (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coopers Mill
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Sherwood 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 Coopers Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coopers 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Coopers Mill is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Coopers Mill)
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairmount (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Warren (TN)
      Viola (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coopers Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9481, Longitude: -85.7994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coopers 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 Coopers Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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