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Snodgrass Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Snodgrass 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 Snodgrass 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 Snodgrass 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 Snodgrass 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Snodgrass Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Snodgrass Ferry, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Snodgrass Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Snodgrass Ferry ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bynum 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.<3>

While we didn't find Snodgrass Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Snodgrass Ferry.

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

Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Snodgrass Ferry
 - Dodsonville 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 Snodgrass Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Snodgrass 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 doctors 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Snodgrass Ferry)
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Section   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Snodgrass Ferry:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snodgrass Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6376, Longitude: -85.9750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snodgrass Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Snodgrass Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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