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McCartys Ferry, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for McCartys 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 McCartys 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 McCartys 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 McCartys 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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around McCartys Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McCartys 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 McCartys Ferry.

Cemeteries Near McCartys Ferry ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Salter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Dug Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waiting Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Toadvine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Heard Shoal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maben Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bagley Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis 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.<3>

While we didn't find McCartys Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McCartys Ferry.

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

Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McCartys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Ezra   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from McCartys Ferry
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from McCartys Ferry
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Blossburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McCartys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McCartys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova 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 McCartys Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McCartys 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 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.

McCartys Ferry is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for McCartys Ferry)
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Media   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCartys Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5832, Longitude: -87.1322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCartys Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 McCartys Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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