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Two Branch Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Two Branch 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 Two Branch 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 Two Branch 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 Two Branch 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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Two Branch Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Two Branch Ferry, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Two Branch Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Two Branch Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Prescott Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Dug Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Heard Shoal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Toadvine Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Atwood Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Waiting Place Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fords Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Warrior Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Goodsprings Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shanghai Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Patton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Leonard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Maben Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Field 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 Two Branch Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Two Branch Ferry.

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

Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Two Branch Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ezra   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
Adger   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Two Branch Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Sumter   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Two Branch Ferry
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Two Branch Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Two Branch 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Two Branch Ferry is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Two Branch Ferry)
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 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 Two Branch 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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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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Find a Community within Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Two Branch Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5571, Longitude: -87.1856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Two Branch 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 Two Branch Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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