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Jordans Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jordans 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 Jordans 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 Jordans 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 Jordans 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 Jordans Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Jordans 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jordans Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jordans Mill, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jordans Mill.

Cemeteries Near Jordans Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Halltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Osborn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCarley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Red Bay City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brazel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sally Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Epps Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ridge 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 Jordans Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jordans Mill.

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

Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jordans Mill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jordans Mill
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Jordans Mill
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jordans Mill
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jordans Mill
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jordans Mill
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Jordans Mill
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jordans Mill
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,032 people in 2016)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jordans Mill
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Jordans Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jordans 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Jordans Mill is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Jordans Mill)
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lee (MS)
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jordans Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4604, Longitude: -88.0028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jordans 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 Jordans Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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