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Our Genealogical Helper for Ridgway 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 Ridgway 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 Ridgway 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 Ridgway 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 Ridgway Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Ridgway 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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgway Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridgway Mill, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridgway Mill.

Cemeteries Near Ridgway Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett 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 Ridgway Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ridgway Mill.

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

Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Ridgway Mill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridgway Mill
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridgway Mill
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ridgway Mill
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ridgway Mill
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Marbuts (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ridgway Mill
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Ridgway Mill
 - 1895 population of 31 people (with 520 people in 2017)
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ridgway Mill
 - Cartwright 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 Ridgway Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ridgway 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 and hospitals 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.

Ridgway Mill is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Ridgway Mill)
      Lester   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Ridgway 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgway Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9354, Longitude: -87.1922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgway 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 Ridgway Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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