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Our Genealogical Helper for Chancellors 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 Chancellors 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 Chancellors 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 Chancellors 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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chancellors Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chancellors Ferry, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chancellors Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Chancellors Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Jennings Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Duke Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Weogufka Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE O J Mooney Family Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E New Site Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grimes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Talladega Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bell Rattle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Quinsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Flint Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stewartville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ft. Williams Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Ham Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Miller - Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia 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 Chancellors Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chancellors Ferry.

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

Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Chancellors Ferry
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weogufka   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chancellors Ferry
 - Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Chancellors Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chancellors Ferry
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Chancellors Ferry
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chancellors Ferry
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chancellors Ferry
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chancellors Ferry
 - Bentleyville 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 Chancellors Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chancellors 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 and doctors 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.

Chancellors Ferry is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

  DirectionDistance
Talladega     (The home county for Chancellors Ferry)
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Autauga
      Marbury   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bibb
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Titus   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay 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    
Elmore 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Chancellors Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chancellors Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chancellors Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0329, Longitude: -86.3811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chancellors 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 Chancellors Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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