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Mountain Mills, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mountain Mills ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mountain Mills. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mountain Mills to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mountain Mills, please Contact Us.

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 Mountain Mills (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 Mountain Mills. 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 Mountain Mills ...

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 Mountain Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mountain Mills: Mountain Mls. (or less commonly used: Mountain Mlls.)

Newspapers Published in Mountain Mills ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mountain Mills, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mountain Mills.

Cemeteries Near Mountain Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountain Mills.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Athens City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canaan 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.

Mountain Mills itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Barton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Mountain Mills
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountain Mills
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mountain Mills
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Mountain Mills
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountain Mills
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mountain Mills
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mountain Mills
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Mountain Mills
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,434 people in 2016)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mountain Mills
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mountain Mills
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mountain Mills
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,025 people in 2016)
 - Sheffield 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 Mountain Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mountain Mills 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Mountain Mills is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Mountain Mills)
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Mountain Mills:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Mountain Mills:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Mountain Mills.
      See our Misc Page for Mountain Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mountain Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Mountain Mills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mountain Mills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7043, Longitude: -87.8931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Mills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mountain Mills.