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East Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for East 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 East 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 East 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 East 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 East Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Mill: E. Mill

Newspapers Published in East 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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Mill, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Mill.

Cemeteries Near East Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Hollins Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harvell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Horns Memorial 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>

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

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

Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from East Mill
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Hollins   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from East Mill
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East Mill
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from East Mill
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Mill
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East Mill
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from East Mill
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 197 people in 2016)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Oldfield   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Mill
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
Stewartville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Mill
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Stewartville 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 East Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

East Mill is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for East Mill)
      Hollins   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 East 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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay 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 East Mill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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' distance that begins in East Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1304, Longitude: -86.0527     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East 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 East Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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