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Our Genealogical Helper for Section 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 Section 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 Section 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 Section 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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Section Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Section Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chaney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Maple Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Norwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bellefonte Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hansbrough Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Samples Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Finnell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dean Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hall 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 Section Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Section Ferry.

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

Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Section Ferry
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Section Ferry
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Section Ferry
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Section Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Section Ferry
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Section Ferry
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Section Ferry
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Section Ferry
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte 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 Section Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Section 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.

Section 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 Section Ferry. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Section Ferry:

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for Section Ferry)
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
DeKalb
      Powell   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison
      Gurley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Marshall
      Grant   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Section 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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       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    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Section Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Section Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Section Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6056, Longitude: -86.0122     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Section 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 Section Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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