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Centreville Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Centreville 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 Centreville 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 Centreville 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 Centreville 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Centreville Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Centreville Ferry, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Centreville Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Centreville Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Centreville Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brent Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pineland Memorial Park [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW James Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sandy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crockett McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Duff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Schultz Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friday Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moffat Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Avery Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Bethlehem #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haysop Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Bethlehem #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Six Mile Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCulley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pondville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW George Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hubbard 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 Centreville Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Centreville Ferry.

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

Centreville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Centreville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,704 people in 2015)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
Harrisburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Centreville Ferry
 - Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Abercrombie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Centreville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Abercrombie had a post office and no railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Centreville Ferry
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Centreville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Centreville Ferry
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Pondville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Centreville Ferry
 - Pondville had a post office and no railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Centreville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee 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 Centreville Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Centreville 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 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.

Centreville Ferry is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Centreville Ferry)
      East Town   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Centreville   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Brent   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Bibb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bibb 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 Centreville Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bibb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centreville Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9443, Longitude: -87.1397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centreville 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 Centreville Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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