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Reddicks Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reddicks 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 Reddicks 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 Reddicks 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 Reddicks 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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reddicks Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Reddicks Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Longer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Birdine Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Old Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Arington Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE New Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bird Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Creehill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hard Bargain Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Riverside Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blocker Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pinetop Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Houpt Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memorial Garden [Map]      
  NNW St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eaton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Micken Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cooks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bowers Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE John the Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Casemore Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Erie Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Phares Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walker Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Arrington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Millers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wills Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Willis - Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ramey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW DeVelle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Matthew 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 Reddicks Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reddicks Ferry.

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

Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Reddicks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reddicks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reddicks Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reddicks Ferry
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Reddicks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Reddicks Ferry
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Reddicks Ferry
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Reddicks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Reddicks Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill 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 Reddicks Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reddicks 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 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.

Reddicks Ferry is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Reddicks Ferry)
      Forkland   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      York   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reddicks 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 from Reddicks Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Reddicks Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reddicks Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5960, Longitude: -87.8520     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reddicks 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 Reddicks Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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