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Whitesides Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitesides 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 Whitesides Mill (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Whitesides 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 Whitesides Mill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Whitesides Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Whitesides Mill: Whitesides Ml. (or less commonly used: Whitesides Mll.)
  • While the name of this community is Whitesides Mill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Whitesides Mill may originally have been Whiteside's Mill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Whitesides Mill might be written as Whiteside Mill.

Newspapers Published in Whitesides 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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitesides Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitesides Mill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitesides Mill.

Cemeteries Near Whitesides Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitesides Mill.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Whitesides Mill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williamson - Little Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Iron City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Whites Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davistown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nances Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Edwardsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Community Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW McCain's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Happy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Upper Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wellborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Munger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Halls Chapel 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 Whitesides Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whitesides Mill.

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

White Plains   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitesides Mill
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - White Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Iron City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Whitesides Mill
 - Iron City had a post office and no railroad service
Jenkins   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Whitesides Mill
 - Jenkins had a post office and no railroad service
Choccolocco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whitesides Mill
 - 1895 population of 601 people
 - Choccolocco had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitesides Mill
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,657 people in 2016)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
Heflin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitesides Mill
 - 1895 population of 383 people (with 3,474 people in 2016)
 - Heflin had a post office and railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitesides Mill
 - 1895 population of 446 people (with 202 people in 2016)
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Nances Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Whitesides Mill
 - Nances Creek had a post office and no railroad service
De Armanville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whitesides Mill
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville 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 Whitesides Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitesides Mill in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the 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.

Whitesides Mill is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Whitesides Mill)
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - 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 Whitesides Mill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 that stretches from Whitesides Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitesides Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitesides Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7384, Longitude: -85.6580     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitesides Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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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 Whitesides Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitesides Mill.