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McCosh Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McCosh Mill ...

So far, we have found very little information about McCosh Mill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added McCosh Mill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with McCosh Mill, please Contact Us.

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 McCosh 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 McCosh 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 McCosh 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 McCosh Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for McCosh Mill: McCosh Ml. (or less commonly used: McCosh Mll.)

Newspapers Published in McCosh 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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around McCosh Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McCosh Mill, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McCosh Mill.

Cemeteries Near McCosh Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Standing Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adamson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Glenn - Burpee - Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Turman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Randolph Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sky View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Persons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Swint - Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zachary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tatum Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Restlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rooks - Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope 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.

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

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

Evansville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McCosh Mill
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Glenn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McCosh Mill
 - Glenn had a post office and no railroad service
Finley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McCosh Mill
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McCosh Mill
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McCosh Mill
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Stroud   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McCosh Mill
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
Houston (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McCosh Mill
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Crowder (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McCosh Mill
 - Crowder 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 McCosh Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McCosh 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of McCosh Mill is historic, it would have been located within present day Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for McCosh Mill)
      Evansville   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sharpsburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turin (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jade Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haralson (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gay (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 McCosh Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from McCosh Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McCosh Mill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McCosh Mill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McCosh Mill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCosh Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1079, Longitude: -85.2358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCosh Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McCosh Mill.