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Mitchell, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mitchell ...

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 Mitchell (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 Mitchell. 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 Mitchell ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mitchell.

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

Cemeteries Near Mitchell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mitchell.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Silah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oswalt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Fitzpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meriwether Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Penile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hardt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Panhandle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grimm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Judkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brighter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornerstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haines Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Birch Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Manning Springs / McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Tysonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sweet Gum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lucas Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mathis 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>

While we didn't find Mitchell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mitchell.

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

Cross Keys   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mitchell
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
Shopton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Mitchell
 - Shopton had a post office and no railroad service
Thompson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mitchell
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Thompson had a post office and railroad service
Hector   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Mitchell
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Mitchell
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mitchell
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Mitchell
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,777 people in 2016)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mitchell
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs 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 Mitchell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mitchell 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 and 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.

Mitchell is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Mitchell)
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - although 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 Mitchell:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mitchell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2463, Longitude: -85.9377     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mitchell 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 Mitchell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mitchell.