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Our Genealogical Helper for Millerville ...

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 Millerville (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 Millerville. 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 Millerville ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Millerville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Millerville, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Millerville.

Cemeteries Near Millerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Millerville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Poe Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Noles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harvell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashland City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Hassell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horns Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mellow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Millerville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,971 people in 2016)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Millerville
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Gibsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Millerville
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mellow Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Millerville
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater 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 Millerville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Millerville 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Millerville is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for Millerville)
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 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 Millerville:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Millerville ...

While our initial data for Millerville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Millerville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Millerville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Millerville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Millerville.
      See our Misc Page for Millerville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Millerville. 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 in Millerville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Millerville) 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 Millerville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Millerville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1914, Longitude: -85.9260     [Map].

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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 Millerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Millerville.