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Kings Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kings 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 Kings 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 Kings 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 Kings 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 Kings Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Kings 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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kings Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kings Mill, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kings Mill.

Cemeteries Near Kings Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Roads 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 Kings Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kings Mill.

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

Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Kings Mill
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Kings Mill
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kings Mill
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kings Mill
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kings Mill
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kings Mill
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kings Mill
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Kings Mill
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Kings Mill
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Kings Mill
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service

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

Kings Mill is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Kings Mill)
      Oakman   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Kings Mill, see our County-by-County Page for Kings 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 websites either 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 Kings 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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 beginning in Kings Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kings Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7346, Longitude: -87.3592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kings 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 Kings Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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