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Taylor Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Taylor Ford ...

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 Taylor Ford (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 Taylor Ford. 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 Taylor Ford ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Taylor Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Taylor Ford, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Taylor Ford.

Cemeteries Near Taylor Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Taylor Ford.

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 Taylor Ford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Little River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holly Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Howards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hartline Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ami Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Menlo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hemphill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rape Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fuller 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 Taylor Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Taylor Ford.

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

Mentone   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taylor Ford
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
Bankhead   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Taylor Ford
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Taylor Ford
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taylor Ford
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
Cordell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Taylor Ford
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Taylor Ford
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Menlo (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Taylor Ford
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
Chelsea (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taylor Ford
 - Chelsea had a post office and no railroad service
Chesterfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Taylor Ford
 - Chesterfield 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 Taylor Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Taylor Ford 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.

Taylor Ford is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Taylor Ford)
      Mentone   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Valley Head   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Section   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Point (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Taylor Ford:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton 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 DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Taylor Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Taylor Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylor Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5868, Longitude: -85.5652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylor Ford 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 Taylor Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Taylor Ford.


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