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Milstead, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Milstead ...

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 Milstead (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 Milstead. 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 Milstead ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Milstead.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Milstead, 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 Milstead.

Cemeteries Near Milstead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Milstead.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Bradford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Ambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sweet Gum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Neils Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tysonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Strahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green - Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Rosehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hickory Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Birch Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peter Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dawson Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lucas Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Judkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oswalt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Manning Springs / McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Silah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW China Grove 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 Milstead in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Milstead.

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

Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Milstead
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Milstead
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Milstead
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Tallassee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Milstead
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,759 people in 2016)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
Cross Keys   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Milstead
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Milstead
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Milstead
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Milstead
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope 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 Milstead. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Milstead 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 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.

Milstead is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Milstead)
      Calebee   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Milstead:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell 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 Macon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Macon 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Milstead. 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' distance that begins in Milstead. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Milstead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milstead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4426, Longitude: -85.8975     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Milstead 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 Milstead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Milstead.