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Slaughter Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Slaughter 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 Slaughter 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 Slaughter 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 Slaughter 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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slaughter Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Slaughter Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  E Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  S Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  W Triana Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  E Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Arnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  E Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  S Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hancock Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Inman Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  N Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Faith Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Richards Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Farley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gooch - Dublin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  S Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Camper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Royal Cemetery [Map]      
  S Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Madison Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  E Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Merrimack Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lyon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N East Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  W Center Star 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 Slaughter Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Slaughter Ferry.

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

Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Slaughter Ferry
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Slaughter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Slaughter Ferry
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Slaughter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Slaughter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Slaughter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slaughter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slaughter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville 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 Slaughter Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slaughter 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.

Slaughter Ferry is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Slaughter Ferry)
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Slaughter Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Slaughter 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 websites either 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 Slaughter 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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert 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    
Jackson 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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
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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Slaughter Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slaughter Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slaughter Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5884, Longitude: -86.6983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slaughter 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 Slaughter Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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