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Our Genealogical Helper for Prides 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 Prides 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 Prides 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 Prides 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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Prides Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Prides Ferry, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Prides Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Prides Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW McCaig Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Davis Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McCollough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE George Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rutland 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 Prides Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Prides Ferry.

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

Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prides Ferry
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Prides Ferry
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prides Ferry
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Prides Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Prides Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Prides Ferry
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Prides Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Prides Ferry
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prides Ferry
 - Rhodesville 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 Prides Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Prides 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Prides Ferry is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Colbert     (The home county for Prides Ferry)
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Lawrence
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 that stretches from Prides Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prides Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prides Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7362, Longitude: -87.8181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prides 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 Prides Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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