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Clevelands Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Clevelands 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 Clevelands 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 Clevelands 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 Clevelands 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 Clevelands Ferry.

  • While the name of this community is Clevelands Ferry, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Clevelands Ferry may originally have been Cleveland's Ferry.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Clevelands Ferry might be written as Cleveland Ferry.

Newspapers Published in Clevelands 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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clevelands Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clevelands Ferry, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clevelands Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Clevelands Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Myers Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Baileys Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Saraland Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Whistler Colored Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Whispering Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Whistler Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Prichard Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Plateau Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW West Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wolf Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Newell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oaklawn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Catholic Cemetery of Mobile [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Green Mt. Cemetery [Map]      
  N Satsuma Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sand Town Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Visitation Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  S Church Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spanish Burial Grounds [Map]      
  N Baldwin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Indian Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bear Fork Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jesuit Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mobile National Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ahavas Chesed Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  S Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mauvilla Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Crawford Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Carmelite Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Forest Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Creola Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mauvilla Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW University Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW St. Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blakeley Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Little Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Saluda Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Little St. Louis Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valhalla Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel of Praise Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller 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 Clevelands Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Clevelands Ferry.

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

Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Clevelands Ferry
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Clevelands Ferry
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Clevelands Ferry
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Clevelands Ferry
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clevelands Ferry
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Clevelands Ferry
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Creola   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Clevelands Ferry
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Clevelands Ferry
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Clevelands Ferry
 - Cox 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 Clevelands Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clevelands 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Clevelands Ferry is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS).

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

Mobile     (The home county for Clevelands Ferry)
      Chickasaw   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Saraland   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Creola   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Axis   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Clevelands Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Clevelands 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 professional and volunteer 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 Clevelands 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 Mobile County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clevelands Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7821, Longitude: -88.0717     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clevelands 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 Clevelands Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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