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Germany Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Germany 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 Germany 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 Germany 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 Germany 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Germany Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Germany Ferry, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Germany Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Germany Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Germany Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Punkin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Gillam Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blanton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bibby Family Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Darian Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  S Langley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hutchinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  S Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Vickers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Shepard Graveyard [Map]      
  SSE McCord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chappell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jackson Field Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ephesus 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 Germany Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Germany Ferry.

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

Buttston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Germany Ferry
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Germany Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Germany Ferry
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Germany Ferry
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Germany Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Germany Ferry
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Germany Ferry
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Germany Ferry
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Germany Ferry
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Emuckfaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Germany Ferry
 - Emuckfaw 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 Germany Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Germany 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 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.

Germany Ferry is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Germany Ferry)
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germany Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9654, Longitude: -85.6469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Germany 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 Germany Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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