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Tyler Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tyler 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 Tyler 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 Tyler 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 Tyler 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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tyler Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tyler Ford, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tyler Ford.

Cemeteries Near Tyler Ford ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Flint Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Rockford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rockford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rockford Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Miller - Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E McEwen Cemetery [Map]      
  E McEwen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bell Rattle Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW O J Mooney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hollybranch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Weogufka Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Swamp Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  E Darsey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Site Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jennings Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  S Murchison Cemetery [Map]      
  E Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Duke Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Proctor Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wayside Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ham Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Quinsey 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 Tyler Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tyler Ford.

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

Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tyler Ford
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tyler Ford
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tyler Ford
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 449 people in 2015)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tyler Ford
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest had a post office and no railroad service
Weogufka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tyler Ford
 - Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service
Pentonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tyler Ford
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Tyler Ford
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tyler Ford
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Dollar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tyler Ford
 - Dollar 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 Tyler Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tyler 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 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.

Tyler Ford is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Tyler Ford)
      Rockford   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 either 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 Tyler Ford:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coosa 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 starts in Tyler Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tyler Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyler Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9121, Longitude: -86.2836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyler 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 Tyler Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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