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Reynolds Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Reynolds 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 Reynolds 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 Reynolds 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 Reynolds 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 Reynolds Mill.

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

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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Reynolds Mill is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Reynolds Mill)
  Alpine   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Winterboro   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Abihka - Historic   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chandler Springs   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Straight Mountain   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eastaboga   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bynum   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bruner - Historic   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boozer - Historic   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hobson City   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bera - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chambers Springs   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elder   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Barfield   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Delta   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Motley   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Abel   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hollis Crossroads   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Micaville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Goodwater   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kellyton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hissop   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ray   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Southside   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pilgrims Rest   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Scott City   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lola City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Breakstone Village   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alton   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  East Trussville - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Trussville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cahaba Landing   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Irondale   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cahaba Heights   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Almond   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cropwell   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pell City   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodland Village   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Moody   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harpersville   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sterrett   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wilsonville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Westover   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Columbiana   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Merrell Beach   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hackneyville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alexander City   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Site   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Our Town   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Reynolds Mill ...

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Armbrester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mardisville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Midway Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen - Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smelley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Germany Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Odena Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Masters Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Reynolds 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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reynolds Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Reynolds Mill, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Reynolds 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 Reynolds Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reynolds Mill.

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

Alpine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reynolds Mill
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Reynolds Mill
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Reynolds Mill
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
Talladega   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,426 people in 2017)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Reynolds Mill
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reynolds Mill
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,905 people in 2017)
 - Childersburg 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 Reynolds Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reynolds Mill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Reynolds 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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Talladega 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reynolds Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3554, Longitude: -86.2158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reynolds 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 Reynolds Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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