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Our Genealogical Helper for McKissacks 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 McKissacks 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 McKissacks 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 McKissacks 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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around McKissacks Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McKissacks Ferry, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McKissacks Ferry.

Cemeteries Near McKissacks Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Sardis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Haleburg Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Camp Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Grier Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Balkum Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Culpepper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adoniram Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Pine Lawn Gardens [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Blakely Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Hayes Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Mercier Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Granberry Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Zion Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Union Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Armstrong - Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Shorterville Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union 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 McKissacks Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McKissacks Ferry.

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

Hardwickburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McKissacks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Hardwickburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blakely (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McKissacks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 441 people (with 4,871 people in 2015)
 - Blakely had a post office and railroad service
 
Balkum   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from McKissacks Ferry
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shorterville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from McKissacks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - Shorterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from McKissacks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,097 people (with 1,129 people in 2015)
 - Fort Gaines had a post office and railroad service
 
Bluffton (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McKissacks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 298 people (with 101 people in 2015)
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Abbeville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McKissacks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 465 people (with 2,620 people in 2015)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barber   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McKissacks Ferry
 - Barber 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 McKissacks Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McKissacks 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 hospitals and 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.

McKissacks Ferry is located in Henry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henry County: Barbour, Dale, Houston, Clay (GA) & Early (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Henry     (The home county for McKissacks Ferry)
      Haleburg   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Newville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Headland   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Barbour
      Baker Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dale
      Grimes   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Geneva
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Houston
      Columbia   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Jackson (FL)
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parramore (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun (GA)
      Arlington (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edison (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leary (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Decatur (GA)
      Brinson (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Early (GA)
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Miller (GA)
      Colquitt (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boykin (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shellman (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron City (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 McKissacks 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 Henry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Henry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Henry 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 ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McKissacks Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4124, Longitude: -85.0749     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McKissacks 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 McKissacks Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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