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Bedingfield Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bedingfield 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 Bedingfield 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 Bedingfield 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 Bedingfield 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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bedingfield Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bedingfield Ferry, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bedingfield Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Bedingfield Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  N Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  W Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  S Early Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  E Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  E Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  W Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Foster 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 Bedingfield Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bedingfield Ferry.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bedingfield Ferry
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro 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 Bedingfield Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bedingfield 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Bedingfield Ferry is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Bedingfield Ferry)
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Bedingfield 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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Madison 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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bedingfield Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7987, Longitude: -87.2384     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bedingfield 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 Bedingfield Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bedingfield Ferry.


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