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Our Genealogical Helper for Buck Creek 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 Buck Creek 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 Buck Creek 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.

Name Variations for Buck Creek Ferry ...

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 Buck Creek Ferry.

  • Typical abbreviation for Buck Creek Ferry: Buck Crk. Ferry (or less commonly used: Buck Ck. Ferry or Buck Cr. Ferry)

Newspapers Published in Buck Creek 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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buck Creek Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buck Creek Ferry, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Buck Creek Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Buck Creek Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Knoxville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Spencers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW New Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sealy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mileous Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wells Cemetery [Map]      
  N Parham Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Marys Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sylvan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Akron New Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Martin Mission Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carthage Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Christian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Barnes Rancher Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW McGiffert Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Havana Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Star of Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Five Mile Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greenon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sample Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whitsitt - Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenleaf Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hulls Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union 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 Buck Creek Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Buck Creek Ferry.

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

Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Buck Creek Ferry
 - Romulus 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 Buck Creek Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buck Creek 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 hospitals 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.

Buck Creek Ferry is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Greene     (The home county for Buck Creek Ferry)
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Bibb
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Marengo
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Perry
      Marion   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sumter
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Coker   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Buck Creek Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Buck Creek 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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Buck Creek 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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Creek Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9787, Longitude: -87.7458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buck Creek 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 Buck Creek Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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