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Farley, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Farley ...

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 Farley (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 Farley. 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 Farley ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Farley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Farley, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Farley.

Cemeteries Near Farley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Farley.

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 Farley covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richards Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lyon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  E Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Vann Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  W Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Short Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dunkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore - Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Merrimack Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Groves Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maple Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hancock Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Arnett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Batts - Ward 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 Farley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Farley.

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

Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Farley
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Farley
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Farley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Farley
 - Talucah 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 East (E) from Farley
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Farley
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Farley
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farley
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs 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 Farley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Farley 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Farley 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 Farley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Farley:

Madison     (The home county for Farley)
      English Village   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Farley:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5954, Longitude: -86.5622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farley 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 Farley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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