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Millport, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Millport ...

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 Millport (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 Millport. 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 the area of Millport ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Millport.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Millport. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Millport and those printed in the larger area surrounding Millport.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> of Millport.

Cemeteries Near Millport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Millport.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Oddfellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Payne Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bethlehem Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dorroh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higdon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Andrews Chapel Church Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Grove Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Grove Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Christian Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Brown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Funderburk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coal Fire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Carolina Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marvin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashcraft Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel 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 Millport had a population of 244 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Millport had a population of 999 people.

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

Fernbank   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Millport
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Millport
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 429 people in 2016)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Palmetto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Millport
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Millport
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
Star   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Millport
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Millport
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Fire   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Millport
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
Stafford   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Millport
 - Stafford 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 Millport. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Millport 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Millport is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Millport)
      Kennedy   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oktibbeha (MS)
      Clayton Village (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Millport:

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 Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Millport came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Millport 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 Millport.

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 Millport:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
We have found Millport in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Millport for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Millport.
      See our Misc Page for Millport for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Millport. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Millport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Millport) 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 Millport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Millport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5585, Longitude: -88.0820     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millport 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 Millport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Millport.