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Grigsby Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Grigsby 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 Grigsby 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 Grigsby 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 Grigsby 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grigsby Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grigsby Ferry, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grigsby Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Grigsby Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  N Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  SE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Evans Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hesters Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  ENE St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gaston Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW McCravy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shoal Bluff Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N White Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harlow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oxford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Case Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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 Grigsby Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Grigsby Ferry.

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

Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Grigsby Ferry
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Grigsby Ferry
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grigsby Ferry
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Grigsby Ferry
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Grigsby Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grigsby Ferry
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grigsby Ferry
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grigsby Ferry
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Grigsby Ferry
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Grigsby Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Grigsby 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.

Grigsby Ferry is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Grigsby Ferry)
      Cairo   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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    
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    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grigsby Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8787, Longitude: -87.1047     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grigsby 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 Grigsby Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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