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Our Genealogy Helper for Sharps 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 Sharps 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 Sharps 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 Sharps 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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

  • A typical abbreviation for Sharps Mill: Sharps Ml. (or less commonly used: Sharps Mll.)
  • While the name of this community is Sharps Mill, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Sharps Mill may originally have been Sharp's Mill.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Sharps Mill might be written as Sharp Mill.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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 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.

Sharps Mill is located in Lauderdale County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

  • Lauderdale County     (The home county of Sharps Mill)
    • Zip City [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zip City
      • Zip City [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zip City
    • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • McGee Town [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGee Town
      • McGee Town [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGee Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGee Town
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Florian
    • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
      • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
    • Arnot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnot
      • Arnot [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnot
    • Canaan [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Lauderdale County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Florence [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<4>
    • Threet [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threet
      • Threet [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threet
    • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge
      • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Tree [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Tree
      • Green Tree [Lauderdale County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Killen [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
      • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<4>
  • Colbert County
    • Wilson Dam [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Dam
      • Wilson Dam [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Dam
    • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hill
      • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sheffield [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<4>
    • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsons Cross Roads
      • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsons Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<4>
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<4>
    • Ford City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford City
      • Ford City [Colbert County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford City
    • Nitrate City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitrate City
      • Nitrate City [Colbert County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitrate City
    • Gatesville [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
      • Gatesville [Colbert County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doubleheads Village
      • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doubleheads Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<4>
    • Cherokee [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [Colbert County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<4>
  • Franklin County
    • Russellville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<4>
    • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickrock Ford
      • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickrock Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Phil Campbell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phil Campbell
      • Phil Campbell [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phil Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phil Campbell<4>
    • Red Bay [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bay
      • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<4>
  • Lawrence County
    • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler Dam Village
      • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler Dam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler Dam Village
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<4>
    • Avoca [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Lawrence County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mehama [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mehama
      • Mehama [Lawrence County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mehama. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<4>
    • North Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
      • North Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland
    • Hatton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Lawrence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Hillsboro [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Lawrence County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<4>
    • Moulton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
      • Moulton [Lawrence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moulton<4>
  • Limestone County
    • Lester [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Limestone County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
  • Alcorn County (MS)
    • Glen [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
      • Glen [Alcorn County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen
  • Tishomingo County (MS)
    • Oldham [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Tishomingo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
    • Iuka [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
      • Iuka [Tishomingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iuka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iuka<4>
    • Paden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden
      • Paden [Tishomingo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
      • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<4>
    • Burnsville [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Tishomingo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<4>
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<4>
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<4>
  • Giles County (TN)
    • Minor Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor Hill
      • Minor Hill [Giles County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minor Hill
    • Prospect [Giles County]
  • Hardin County (TN)
    • Nixon [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon [Hardin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nixon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • Belle Meade [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Meade
      • Belle Meade [Hardin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,017 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Meade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
    • Centerview [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerview
      • Centerview [Hardin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerview
    • Savannah [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
      • Savannah [Hardin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,933 people
      • Former name for Savannah:
      • Rudd's Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<4>
    • Johnson Ford [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Ford
      • Johnson Ford [Hardin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65,813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Ford
    • Pittsburg Landing Ferry [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburg Landing Ferry
      • Pittsburg Landing Ferry [Hardin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsburg Landing Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsburg Landing Ferry
    • Swift [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift
      • Swift [Hardin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swift have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift
  • Lawrence County (TN)
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<4>
    • Rascal Town [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rascal Town
      • Rascal Town [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rascal Town
    • Loretto [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto<4>
    • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
      • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Grove
    • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceburg
      • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceburg<4>
    • New Prospect [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Prospect
      • New Prospect [Lawrence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Prospect
    • Ethridge [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethridge
      • Ethridge [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethridge<4>
  • Lewis County (TN)
    • Voorhies [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voorhies
      • Voorhies [Lewis County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voorhies have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voorhies
  • McNairy County (TN)
    • Tulu [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulu
      • Tulu [McNairy County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 18,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulu have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulu
  • Perry County (TN)
  • Wayne County (TN)
    • Corning [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Wayne County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Collinwood [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinwood
      • Collinwood [Wayne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinwood
    • Lutts [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutts
      • Lutts [Wayne County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lutts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutts<4>
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<4>
    • Ashland Ford [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland Ford
      • Ashland Ford [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland Ford
    • Slickrock Ford [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickrock Ford
      • Slickrock Ford [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2014: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickrock Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slickrock Ford
    • Clifton [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Sharps 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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sharps Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sharps Mill, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sharps Mill.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sharps Mill:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Sharps Mill ...

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

  • Richardson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richardson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richardson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson Cemetery
  • Simmons Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Simmons Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simmons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmons Cemetery
  • Chisholm Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chisholm Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chisholm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chisholm Cemetery
  • Parsonage Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parsonage Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parsonage Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsonage Cemetery
  • George Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the George Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the George Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on George Cemetery
  • Underwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Underwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Underwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Underwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Greenview Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenview Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenview Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenview Memorial Cemetery
    • Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Piney Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Anderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Cemetery
    • Jackson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Cemetery
    • Coffee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coffee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coffee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee Cemetery
    • Gresham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gresham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gresham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham Cemetery
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
    • Kachelman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kachelman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kachelman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kachelman Cemetery
    • St. Michaels Cemetery

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.<6>

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

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

  • Jacksonburg [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonburg
    • Jacksonburg [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonburg
  • Mars Hill [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
    • Mars Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
  • Webster [Lauderdale County] - Historic
    • While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
    • Webster [Lauderdale County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Webster had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Florian
  • Oakland [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Continue List ...
    • Florence [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,012 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<4>
    • Bailey Springs [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Springs
      • Bailey Springs [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Sharps Mill
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Springs
    • Pruitton [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pruitton
      • Pruitton [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pruitton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pruitton
    • Rhodesville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodesville
      • Rhodesville [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Sharps Mill
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodesville
    • South Florence [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Florence
      • South Florence [Colbert County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Florence had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Florence
    • Cypress Inn [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Inn
      • Cypress Inn [Wayne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 91 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Inn
    • Pleasant Valley [Wayne County] - Historic
      • While Pleasant Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Wayne County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Sharps Mill
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sheffield [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,731 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<4>
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 381 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Iron City had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sharps Mill. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sharps Mill.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sharps Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharps Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9081, Longitude: -87.7056       In this case, the coordinates for Sharps Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Sharps Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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