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Hay's Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hay's 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 Hay's 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 Hay's 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 Hay's 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 Hay's Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hay's Mill: Hays Ml. (or less commonly used: Hays Mll.)

Newspapers Published in Hay's 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hay's Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hay's Mill, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hay's Mill.

Cemeteries Near Hay's Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nick Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cummins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adams - Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Motes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ezell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elliot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tedd 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office.

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

Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Hay's Mill
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hay's Mill
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Hay's Mill
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hay's Mill
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Hay's Mill
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Hay's Mill
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hay's Mill
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hay's Mill
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Veto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hay's Mill
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
Estaville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hay's Mill
 - Estaville 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 Hay's Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hay's 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 hospitals 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.

Hay's Mill is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Hay's Mill)
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Hay's 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hay's Mill ...

While our initial data for Hay's Mill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hay's Mill in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Hay's Mill.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Hay's Mill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hay's Mill.
      See our Misc Page for Hay's Mill for more information.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hay's Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8801, Longitude: -86.9697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hay's 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 Hay's Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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