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Clarkesville Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Clarkesville 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 Clarkesville 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 Clarkesville 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 Clarkesville 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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarkesville Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clarkesville Ferry, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clarkesville Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Clarkesville Ferry ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edmonson 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.<3>

While we didn't find Clarkesville Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Clarkesville Ferry.

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

Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clarkesville Ferry
 - Grassy 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 Clarkesville Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clarkesville 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 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 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.

Clarkesville Ferry is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Clarkesville Ferry)
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarkesville Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4856, Longitude: -86.5053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clarkesville Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Clarkesville Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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