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Bradford Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bradford 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 Bradford 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 Bradford 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 Bradford 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bradford Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bradford 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 Bradford Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Bradford Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  S Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Noah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fife Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Waterhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hardman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Valley 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 Bradford Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bradford Ferry.

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

Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bradford Ferry
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bradford Ferry
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bradford Ferry
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bradford Ferry
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Moshat   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bradford Ferry
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
Gaylesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bradford Ferry
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bradford Ferry
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bradford Ferry
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg 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 Bradford Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bradford 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 doctors 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.

Bradford Ferry is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Bradford Ferry)
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Bradford 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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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 Bradford 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 that stretches from Bradford Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bradford Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradford Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2107, Longitude: -85.6550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradford 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 Bradford Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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