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Our Genealogical Helper for State Line 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 State Line 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 State Line 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 State Line 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around State Line Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of State Line Ferry, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for State Line Ferry.

Cemeteries Near State Line Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  E Wates Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thomas Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hubbard Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  ESE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shanghai Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Popular Springs Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NNE Stout Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Wood Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Curtis Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NNW Old White Sulphur Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Short Creek Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SE Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW White Sulphur Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Hitchcock Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Hitchcock Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Tacker Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Garrett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Roberts Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  N Branum Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Walker Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW North Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Patrick Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  S Beall Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  E Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Wood Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Hollands Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  S Camp Ground Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSE Clement Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pyburns Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Faint Hope Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Wood Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hoover Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Leath Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Counce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Blackard Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Salem Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Hatley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Purgamus Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Cantrell - Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Ross Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Burnt Stand Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW McDonald Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lambs Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Mulberry Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hatley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Prospect Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Cherry Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Franks Store Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Porter Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Wards Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Childers Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Childers Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Beshears Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Salem Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Greenhaw Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Moores Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  E Fielder Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Roundtop Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Holt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Cossey Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Weatherford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Cherry Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Stricklin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE McLaren Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Stricklin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Turner Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hardin County Memory Gardens [Map]     Tennessee  


       

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 State Line Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of State Line Ferry.

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

Walnut Grove (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Walnut Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haddock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haddock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from State Line Ferry
 - Haddock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from State Line Ferry
 - Short had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibbs (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gibbs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from State Line Ferry
 - Gibbs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nixon (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from State Line Ferry
 - Nixon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowryville (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lowryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from State Line Ferry
 - Riverton 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 State Line Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring State Line 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.

State Line Ferry is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

  DirectionDistance
Lauderdale     (The home county for State Line Ferry)
      Waterloo   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Colbert
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Franklin
      Burntout   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Alcorn (MS)
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Prentiss (MS)
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enville (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacks Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Henderson (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Decatur (TN)
      Pleasant Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scotts Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decaturville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hardeman (TN)
      Hornsby (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middleton (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Henderson (TN)
      Sardis (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rhodes Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Selmer (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Finger (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardeman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in State Line Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9959, Longitude: -88.1987     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for State Line 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 State Line Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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