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Hamptons Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hamptons 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 Hamptons 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 Hamptons 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 Hamptons 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamptons Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hamptons Ferry, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hamptons Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Hamptons Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  E Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Croft Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collinsville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sardis Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Anthony Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kerley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harbour Cemetery [Map]      
  W Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Davis Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenwood 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 Hamptons Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hamptons Ferry.

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

Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Hamptons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Hamptons Ferry
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
Maple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hamptons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Hamptons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Slackland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hamptons Ferry
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hamptons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hamptons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hamptons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hamptons Ferry
 - Leonard 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 Hamptons Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hamptons 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 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.

Hamptons Ferry is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Hamptons Ferry)
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Centre   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 it should be mentioned 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 Hamptons 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 Cherokee 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    
Cleburne 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamptons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1718, Longitude: -85.7533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamptons 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 Hamptons Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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