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Our Genealogy Helper for Posey 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 Posey 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Posey 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 Posey 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 Posey Mill.

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

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Posey 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 Posey Mill. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Posey Mill:

Franklin     (The home county for Posey Mill)
  Churntown   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hodges   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Vina   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Red Bay   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Denton - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Point   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Glen Allen   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bazemore   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bluff   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kirkland   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beaverton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Detroit   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cypress Creek   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Florence   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Green Tree - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Killen   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McGee Town   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Florian   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wren   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hackleburg   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brilliant   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Twin   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gu-Win   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Guin   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Danville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lacon   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nauvoo   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Slicklizzard   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kansas   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carbon Hill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Townley   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burrows Crossroads   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Powellville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Haleyville   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Boar Tush   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Glen Mary   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Natural Bridge   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lynn   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Farriss   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
  Oakland (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tremont (MS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Golden (MS)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belmont (MS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dennis (MS)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Posey Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Posey 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Posey Mill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frost Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Posey 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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Posey Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Posey Mill, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Posey Mill.

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 Posey Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Posey Mill.

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

Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Posey Mill
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Posey Mill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Posey Mill
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Posey Mill
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Posey Mill
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Posey Mill
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Posey Mill
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Posey Mill
 - Delmar 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 Posey Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Posey Mill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Posey Mill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Lamar County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Itawamba County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Posey Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Posey Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3243, Longitude: -87.5820     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Posey 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:

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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 Posey Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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