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Turners Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Turners 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 Turners 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 Turners 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 Turners 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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Turners Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Turners Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whaley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bellwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Hartford City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wright Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daleville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cool Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Pondtown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hurricane Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Keyton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Consolation Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W El Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Purvis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion 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 Turners Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Turners Ferry.

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

High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Turners Ferry
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhatchee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Turners Ferry
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turners Ferry
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
Daleville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Turners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Turners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
Level Plains   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turners Ferry
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Turners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton 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 Turners Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turners 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.

Turners Ferry is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Geneva     (The home county for Turners Ferry)
      Bellwood   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Samson   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Florala   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Headland   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walton (FL)
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 Turners 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 Geneva County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva 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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The Communities of Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turners Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1938, Longitude: -85.7124     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turners 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 Turners Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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