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Moffits Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moffits Mill ...

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 Moffits Mill (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 Moffits Mill. 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.

Name Variations for Moffits Mill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Moffits Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Moffits Mill: Moffits Ml. (or less commonly used: Moffits Mll.)
  • While the name of this community is Moffits Mill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Moffits Mill may originally have been Moffit's Mill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Moffits Mill might be written as Moffit Mill.

Newspapers Published in Moffits Mill ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moffits Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moffits Mill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moffits Mill.

Cemeteries Near Moffits Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moffits Mill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips - Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope CME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lk. View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Watoola Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boykin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Rocky Mount 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.<4>

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

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

Crawford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Moffits Mill
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
Smith's Station   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moffits Mill
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 5,341 people in 2016)
 - Smith's Station had a post office and railroad service
Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moffits Mill
 - Ladonia had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moffits Mill
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moffits Mill
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
Girard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moffits Mill
 - 1895 population of 815 people
 - Girard had a post office and railroad service
Columbus (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moffits Mill
 - 1895 population of 17,303 people (with 197,485 people in 2016)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Moffits Mill
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moffits Mill
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Moffits Mill
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah 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 Moffits Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moffits Mill 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.

Moffits Mill is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Moffits Mill)
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Harris (GA)
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Moffits Mill:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Macon 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    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 starting from Moffits Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moffits Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moffits Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5101, Longitude: -85.1852     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moffits Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<4>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 Moffits Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moffits Mill.