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Six Mile, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Six Mile ...

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 Six Mile (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 Six Mile. 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.

Newspapers Published in Six Mile ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Six Mile.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Six Mile, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Six Mile.

Cemeteries Near Six Mile ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Six Mile.

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 Six Mile covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [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.<2>

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

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Six Mile
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Six Mile
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Six Mile
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Six Mile
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Six Mile
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Six Mile
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Six Mile
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Six Mile
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Six Mile
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Six Mile
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville 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 Six Mile. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Six Mile 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Six Mile is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Six Mile)
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Six Mile:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Six Mile. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4240, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Six Mile 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 Six Mile, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Six Mile.