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Sand Mountain, Alabama
(Bibb County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sand Mountain ...

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 Sand Mountain (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 Sand Mountain. 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 Sand Mountain ...

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 Sand Mountain.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sand Mountain: Sand Mtn. (or less commonly used: Sand Mntn.)

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 doctors 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.

Sand Mountain is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Sand Mountain)
  Lawley   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Randolph   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centreville   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  East Town   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brent   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Billingsley   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jones   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  White City   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Marbury   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gibbons - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Booth   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Autaugaville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Prattville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maplesville   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Verbena   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mountain Creek   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Valley Grande   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Selma   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sunset Mill Village   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marion Junction   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cahaba - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Browns   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Titus   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Deatsville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Holtville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Millbrook   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McCalla   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bessemer   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hoover   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Village   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Adger   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Johns   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shannon   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hueytown   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lipscomb   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Benton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  White Hall   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oakmulgee   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Montevallo   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Calera   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sawmill Town   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Merrell Beach   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pine Grove Village   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Columbiana   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gantts Quarry   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pearson   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Vance   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Duncanville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cottondale   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sand Mountain ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sand Mountain.

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 Sand Mountain covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Abney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE New Convert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Conwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Donavan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE University Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sand Mountain ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sand Mountain.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sand Mountain, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sand Mountain.

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.<2>

While we didn't find Sand Mountain in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sand Mountain.

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

Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Sand Mountain
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Mountain
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2017)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sand Mountain
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sand Mountain
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sand Mountain
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sand Mountain
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sand Mountain
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sand Mountain
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sand Mountain
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sand Mountain
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,627 people in 2017)
 - Jemison 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 Sand Mountain. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sand Mountain 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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Sand Mountain:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Sand Mountain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8548, Longitude: -86.9125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Sand Mountain, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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