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Island Creek Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Island Creek 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 Island Creek 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 Island Creek 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.

Name Variations for Island Creek Ferry ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Island Creek Ferry.

  • Typical abbreviation for Island Creek Ferry: Island Crk. Ferry (or less commonly used: Island Ck. Ferry or Island Cr. Ferry)

Newspapers Published in Island Creek 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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Island Creek Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Island Creek Ferry, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Island Creek Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Island Creek Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Potato Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kirkpatrick Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE James Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Beene Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richards Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wynne Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Straightway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reeves Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Grant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Graham Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Burch Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Countess Cemetery [Map]      
  NE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Ford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Talley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Steele Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brown Gap Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Stephens Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Wells Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Burnett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Havron Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Old Havron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  W Carr Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beulah Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Daniel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Orme Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Graham Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Cumberland View Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Raulston 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 Island Creek Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Island Creek Ferry.

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

Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Island Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Island Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Island Creek Ferry
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Island Creek Ferry
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Island Creek Ferry
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Island Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Cole City (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Island Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Island Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Island Creek Ferry
 - Kimball 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 Island Creek Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Island Creek 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Island Creek Ferry is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Island Creek Ferry)
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Island Creek Ferry:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson 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 'straight-line' distance from Island Creek Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Island Creek Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island Creek Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9012, Longitude: -85.7161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Island Creek 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 Island Creek Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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