RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Old Kymulga Ferry, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Old Kymulga Ferry

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for
Old Kymulga Ferry
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Old Kymulga 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 Old Kymulga 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 Old Kymulga 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 Old Kymulga 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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Kymulga Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Old Kymulga Ferry ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Kahatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Odena Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Heaslet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Heaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Comers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray 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 Old Kymulga Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Kymulga Ferry.

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

Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 5,046 people in 2015)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,681 people in 2015)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Zubers   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
Wilsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,980 people in 2015)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
Nottingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Kymulga Ferry
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham 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 Old Kymulga Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Kymulga 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.

Old Kymulga Ferry is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Old Kymulga Ferry)
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Old Kymulga Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Old Kymulga 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 - although 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 Old Kymulga 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 Talladega 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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Kymulga Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3062, Longitude: -86.3647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Kymulga Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation

<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 Old Kymulga Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Old Kymulga Ferry.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 29 Apr 2017
By John Hall