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Our Genealogical Helper for Magnolia 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 Magnolia 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 Magnolia 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 Magnolia 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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Magnolia Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Magnolia Ferry, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Magnolia Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Magnolia Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Shawmut Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Eastview Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Pinewood Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Forty Tyler Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Oak Wood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Huguley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Langdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooks Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Lovelace Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairfax Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Glass Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hutchinson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Hillcrest Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenwood Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rivers Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Friendship Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Traylor Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rest Haven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Billingslea Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Long Cane Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Holstun Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cusseta Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hadley Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Bright Star Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE McCalls Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Sharon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sweet Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bolton Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith - Hattox Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Loyd Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Holstum Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bell Chapel 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 Magnolia Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Magnolia Ferry.

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

West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Magnolia Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,728 people in 2015)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
 
River View   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Magnolia Ferry
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Magnolia Ferry
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gabbettville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Magnolia Ferry
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitesville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Magnolia Ferry
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Whitesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Cane (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Magnolia Ferry
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Magnolia Ferry
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Magnolia Ferry
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 124 people in 2015)
 - Cusseta 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 Magnolia Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Magnolia 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Magnolia Ferry is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Chambers     (The home county for Magnolia Ferry)
      Plant City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Eady City   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Clay
      Motley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lee
      Salem   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Macon
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Russell
      Crawford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Meriwether (GA)
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gay (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Pike (GA)
      Molena (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Talbot (GA)
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clay 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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       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    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot 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 Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers 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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The Communities of Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magnolia Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8543, Longitude: -85.1597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Magnolia 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 Magnolia Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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