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Greens Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Greens 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 Greens 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 Greens 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 Greens 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 Greens Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Greens 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 Greens Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greens Mill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greens Mill.

Cemeteries Near Greens Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Pattons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robert Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Creswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walkers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Plum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Groce - Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Roberts 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 Greens Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Greens Mill.

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

Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Greens Mill
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greens Mill
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 6,491 people in 2016)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Greens Mill
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Bruner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Greens Mill
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Greens Mill
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Greens Mill
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greens Mill
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview had a post office and railroad service
Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Greens Mill
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,697 people in 2016)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greens Mill
 - Macon 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 Greens Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greens 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.

Greens Mill is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Greens Mill)
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Greens 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 starts in Greens Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greens Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greens Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6540, Longitude: -86.1686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greens 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 Greens Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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