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Yorks Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Yorks 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 Yorks 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 Yorks 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 Yorks 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 Yorks Mill.

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

Newspapers Published in Yorks 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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Yorks Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Yorks Mill, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Yorks Mill.

Cemeteries Near Yorks Mill ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hartline Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Company Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coffey 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.<2>

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

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

Ider   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Yorks Mill
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Yorks Mill
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yorks Mill
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yorks Mill
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Yorks Mill
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yorks Mill
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Yorks Mill
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Yorks Mill
 - Kaolin 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 Yorks Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Yorks 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 and doctors 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.

Yorks Mill is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Yorks Mill)
      Ider   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Yorks Mill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yorks Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yorks Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7448, Longitude: -85.6736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yorks Mill 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 Yorks Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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