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Nix Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nix 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 Nix 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 Nix 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 Nix 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 Nix Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Nix Mill: Nix Ml. (or less commonly used: Nix Mll.)

Newspapers Published in Nix 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nix Mill.

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

Cemeteries Near Nix Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Old Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis 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 Nix Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nix Mill.

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

Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nix Mill
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nix Mill
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nix Mill
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Nix Mill
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nix Mill
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nix Mill
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nix Mill
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nix Mill
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,815 people in 2016)
 - Russellville 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 Nix Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nix 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 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.

Nix Mill is located in Franklin County.

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

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

Franklin     (The home county for Nix Mill)
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nix Mill. 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 stretches from Nix Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nix Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nix Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3473, Longitude: -87.8070     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nix 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 Nix Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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