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Our Genealogy Helper for Donaldson 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 Donaldson 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Donaldson 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 Donaldson 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 Donaldson Mill.

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

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 hospitals and 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.

Donaldson Mill is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Donaldson Mill)
  Haleyville   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Littleville   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Boar Tush   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Glen Mary   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Natural Bridge   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lynn   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Farriss   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Denton - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Point   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bazemore   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Glen Allen   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bluff   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kirkland   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Berry   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rossland City   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Hodges   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vina   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Red Bay   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beaverton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Detroit   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sulligent   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cypress Creek   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Green Tree - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Florence   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wren   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hackleburg   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brilliant   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Twin   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gu-Win   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Weston   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Guin   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Danville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nauvoo   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Slicklizzard   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kansas   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carbon Hill   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Townley   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Burrows Crossroads   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Corona   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Powellville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakman   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
  Oakland (MS)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tremont (MS)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Golden (MS)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belmont (MS)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dennis (MS)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Donaldson Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Donaldson 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Donaldson Mill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Frost Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Donaldson 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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Donaldson Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Donaldson Mill, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Donaldson Mill.

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 Donaldson Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Donaldson Mill.

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

Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Donaldson Mill
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Donaldson Mill
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Donaldson Mill
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Donaldson Mill
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Donaldson Mill
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Donaldson Mill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Donaldson Mill
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Donaldson Mill
 - Spruce Pine 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 Donaldson Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Donaldson Mill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Donaldson Mill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamar County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Itawamba County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Donaldson Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2509, Longitude: -87.6259     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Donaldson 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:

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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 Donaldson Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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