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Coss Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Coss 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 Coss 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 Coss 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 Coss 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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coss Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coss Ferry, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coss Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Coss Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Early Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  N Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  W Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  W Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Yates Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  N Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  S Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  W Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  N Romine Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  E Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  E Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  W Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brickhouse 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 Coss Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Coss Ferry.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coss Ferry
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Coss Ferry
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Coss Ferry
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coss Ferry
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coss Ferry
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coss Ferry
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coss Ferry
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Coss Ferry
 - Mountain Home 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 Coss Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coss 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Coss Ferry is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Coss Ferry)
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - although 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 Coss 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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coss Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7479, Longitude: -87.2470     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coss 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 Coss Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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