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Our Genealogical Helper for Milton ...

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 Milton (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 Milton. 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 Milton ...

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 Milton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Milton, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Milton.

Cemeteries Near Milton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Milton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Coee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Home Aid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Alpine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Deramus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Billingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Plantersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peeples Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Tyrus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Golson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N University Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant 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, Milton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Statesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Milton
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Statesville had a post office and no railroad service
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Milton
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
Vine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Milton
 - Vine Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Milton
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
Mulberry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Milton
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Milton
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 138 people in 2017)
 - Billingsley had a post office and no railroad service
Plantersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Milton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Plantersville had a post office and railroad service
Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Milton
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 855 people in 2017)
 - Autaugaville 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 Milton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Milton 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 doctors 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.

Milton is located in Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

Autauga     (The home county for Milton)
      Fremont   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Browns   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minter   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      The Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Milton:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Milton ...

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

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 Milton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Milton.
      See our Misc Page for Milton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5587, Longitude: -86.8072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Milton 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 Milton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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