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Reese Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reese 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 Reese 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 Reese 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 Reese 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reese Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Reese Ferry, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Reese Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Reese Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Potato Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE James Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kirkpatrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Straightway Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Beene Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reeves Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Richards Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Grant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Graham Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Ford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Wynne Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burnett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Havron Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Old Havron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  W McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Countess Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stephens Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Wells Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Graham Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Cumberland View Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Burch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brown Gap Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Wyrick Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Glover Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Orme Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Raulston Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Steele Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thomas Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Newman Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Daniel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Murphy Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Lee Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Hale Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Ladds Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Griffith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Hoge Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Anderson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Chaudoin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  W Talley 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 Reese Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reese Ferry.

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

Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Reese Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Reese Ferry
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Reese Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reese Ferry
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Reese Ferry
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Cole City (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Reese Ferry
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reese Ferry
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Reese Ferry
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Reese Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reese 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Reese Ferry is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Reese Ferry)
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Walker (GA)
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bradley (TN)
      Mineral Park (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bradley County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reese Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9256, Longitude: -85.6939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reese 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 Reese Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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