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Neighbors Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Neighbors 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 Neighbors 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 Neighbors 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 Neighbors 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 Neighbors Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Neighbors 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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Neighbors Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Neighbors Mill, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Neighbors Mill.

Cemeteries Near Neighbors Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Neighbors 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 Neighbors Mill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crawford 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 Neighbors Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Neighbors Mill.

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

Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Neighbors Mill
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Neighbors Mill
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Neighbors Mill
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Neighbors Mill
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Neighbors Mill
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Neighbors Mill
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Neighbors Mill
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Neighbors Mill
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Neighbors Mill
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Neighbors Mill
 - Sidney 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 Neighbors Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Neighbors 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.

Neighbors Mill is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Neighbors Mill)
      Union Grove   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Scant City   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Neighbors 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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 stretches from Neighbors Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Neighbors Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neighbors Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3887, Longitude: -86.4247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Neighbors Mill 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 Neighbors Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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