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Our Genealogical Helper for Bainbridge Ferry ...

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 Bainbridge Ferry (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 Bainbridge Ferry. 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 Bainbridge Ferry ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bainbridge Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bainbridge Ferry, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bainbridge Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Bainbridge Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bainbridge Ferry.

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 Bainbridge Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Florence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW George Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion 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 Bainbridge Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bainbridge Ferry.

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

South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bainbridge Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia 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 Bainbridge Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bainbridge Ferry 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 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.

Bainbridge Ferry is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Colbert     (The home county for Bainbridge Ferry)
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Florence   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Bainbridge Ferry:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 that starts in Bainbridge Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bainbridge Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bainbridge Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8073, Longitude: -87.6103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bainbridge Ferry 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 Bainbridge Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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