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Mill Village, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mill Village ...

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 Mill Village (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 Mill Village. 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 Mill Village ...

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 Mill Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mill Village: Mill Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Mill Village ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mill Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mill Village, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mill Village.

Cemeteries Near Mill Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mill Village.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilliam Springs 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 Mill Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mill Village.

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

Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Mill Village
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mill Village
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mill Village
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mill Village
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mill Village
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mill Village
 - Henryville 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 Mill Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mill Village 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 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.

Mill Village is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Mill Village)
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Guntersville   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Mill Village:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mill Village. 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 Mill Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mill Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3381, Longitude: -86.3144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mill Village 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 Mill Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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