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Milan, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Milan ...

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

We've added Milan to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Milan, 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 Milan (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 Milan. 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.

Newspapers Published in Milan ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Milan.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Milan, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Milan.

Cemeteries Near Milan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Milan.

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 Milan covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Motlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunt - Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudson 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 Milan in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Milan.

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

Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Milan
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Milan
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Milan
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Milan
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Milan
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Milan
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Milan
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Milan
 - Hollytree 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 Milan. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Milan 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Milan)
      Estillfork   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Milan:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9104, Longitude: -86.1672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Milan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Milan.