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Columbus City Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Columbus City 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 Columbus City 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 Columbus City 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 Columbus City 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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus City Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Columbus City Ferry, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Columbus City Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Columbus City Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Troup Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  S King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Click Cemetery [Map]      
  W Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gross Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Olive 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 Columbus City Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Columbus City Ferry.

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

Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Columbus City Ferry
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Columbus City Ferry
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Columbus City Ferry
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Columbus City Ferry
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Columbus City Ferry
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Columbus City Ferry
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Columbus City Ferry
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Columbus City Ferry
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Columbus City Ferry
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Columbus City Ferry
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Columbus City Ferry
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville 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 Columbus City Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Columbus City 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.

Columbus City Ferry is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Columbus City Ferry)
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Grant   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall 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 starting from Columbus City Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbus City Ferry) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbus City Ferry. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbus City Ferry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbus City Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4598, Longitude: -86.2125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbus City 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 Columbus City Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Columbus City Ferry.


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