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Cochrane Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cochrane 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 Cochrane 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 Cochrane 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 Cochrane 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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cochrane Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cochrane Ferry, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cochrane Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Cochrane Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hebron Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCaa Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Cluster Cemetery [Map]      
  SE William Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blubber Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Trantham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gardner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memphis Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Bigbee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Franconia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Aliceville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Garden Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Hargrove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Miller Place Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cooksville Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jamestown Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE White Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Christian Love Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  N Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. John Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Prairie Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSE Coleman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hutton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mobley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shea Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shedd Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Upper 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 Cochrane Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cochrane Ferry.

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

Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cochrane Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cochrane Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cochrane Ferry
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2015)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
Garden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cochrane Ferry
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Cooksville (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cochrane Ferry
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Cooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cochrane Ferry
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Brazelia (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brazelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cochrane Ferry
 - Brazelia had a post office and no railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Cochrane Ferry
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw 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 Cochrane Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cochrane 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 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.

Cochrane Ferry is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Cochrane Ferry)
      Aliceville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Panola   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      York   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Oktibbeha (MS)
      Clayton Village (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Cochrane 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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochrane Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0796, Longitude: -88.2375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cochrane 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 Cochrane Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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