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Grissom Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Grissom 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 Grissom 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 Grissom 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 Grissom 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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grissom Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grissom Ferry, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grissom Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Grissom Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  E Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allen Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Masters Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Kidd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mardisville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stewarts 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 Grissom Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Grissom Ferry.

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

East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grissom Ferry
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grissom Ferry
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Nottingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grissom Ferry
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Grissom Ferry
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grissom Ferry
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service

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

Grissom Ferry is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Grissom Ferry)
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grissom 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Grissom Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grissom Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grissom Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4501, Longitude: -86.3130     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grissom 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 Grissom Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grissom Ferry.


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