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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunset Mill Village ...

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 Sunset Mill Village (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 Sunset Mill Village. 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 Sunset Mill Village ...

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 Sunset Mill Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sunset Mill Village: Sunset Mill Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Sunset Mill Village ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunset Mill Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunset Mill Village, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunset Mill Village.

Cemeteries Near Sunset Mill Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunset Mill Village.

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 Sunset Mill Village covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E New Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kings Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Childers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sugar Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pineview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Parnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cahaba Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rosehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Cahaba Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Witt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelso Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tyrus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pernell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ocmulgee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E DuBose Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Everdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Home Aid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marion Junction Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rasco Family 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 Sunset Mill Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunset Mill Village.

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

Selma   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Sunset Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 7,622 people (with 18,370 people in 2017)
 - Selma had a post office and railroad service
Cahaba - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunset Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
Augustin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunset Mill Village
 - Augustin had a post office and no railroad service
Summerfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sunset Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 383 people
 - Summerfield had a post office and no railroad service
Hazen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunset Mill Village
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
Harrell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunset Mill Village
 - Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
King's Landing   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sunset Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunset Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
Tyler   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunset Mill Village
 - Tyler had a post office and no railroad service
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunset Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
Marion Junction   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunset Mill Village
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Marion Junction 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 Sunset Mill Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunset Mill Village 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Sunset Mill Village is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

Dallas     (The home county for Sunset Mill Village)
      Selma   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Browns   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      The Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furman   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Awin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Sunset Mill Village:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Sunset Mill Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset Mill Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunset Mill Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset Mill Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Mill Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4043, Longitude: -87.0511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Mill Village 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 Sunset Mill Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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