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Newport Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Newport 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 Newport 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 Newport 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 Newport 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newport Ferry, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newport Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Newport Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fair Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stoudemire Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE DeJarnett Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW White Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Meadow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wooten Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Indian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Booth Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Oakview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Deramus Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Yankee Town Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  N Golson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Fice Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Durden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW King Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Haigler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Hill 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 Newport Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Newport Ferry.

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

Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 859 people in 2015)
 - Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
White Hall   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 811 people in 2015)
 - White Hall had a post office and railroad service
Lowndesboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 107 people in 2015)
 - Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Newport Ferry
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
Mulberry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville 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 Newport Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newport 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Newport Ferry is located in Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

Autauga     (The home county for Newport Ferry)
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      New Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga 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 Newport Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4051, Longitude: -86.6247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport 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 Newport Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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