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Bohannon Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bohannon Ford ...

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 Bohannon Ford (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 Bohannon Ford. 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 Bohannon Ford ...

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 Bohannon Ford.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bohannon Ford: Bohannon Frd.

Newspapers Published in Bohannon Ford ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bohannon Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bohannon Ford, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bohannon Ford.

Cemeteries Near Bohannon Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bohannon Ford.

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 Bohannon Ford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Unity 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 Bohannon Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bohannon Ford.

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

Lydia   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bohannon Ford
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Bohannon Ford
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Chavies   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bohannon Ford
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Bohannon Ford
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bohannon Ford
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bohannon Ford
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bohannon Ford
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bohannon Ford
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bohannon Ford
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck 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 Bohannon Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bohannon Ford 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Bohannon Ford 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 Bohannon Ford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bohannon Ford:

DeKalb     (The home county for Bohannon Ford)
      Shiloh   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Fyffe   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Bohannon Ford:

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 for 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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bohannon Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4459, Longitude: -85.8611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bohannon Ford 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 Bohannon Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bohannon Ford.


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