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Vienna Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vienna Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Vienna Ferry ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Annes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Gulf Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Turnerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whatley Holiness Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Citronelle Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Byrd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meinhardt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Charity Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baxter Will Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Seymour Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roper 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 Vienna Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Vienna Ferry.

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

Chunchula   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Vienna Ferry
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - Chunchula had a post office and railroad service
Citronelle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vienna Ferry
 - Citronelle had a post office and railroad service
Chastang   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Vienna Ferry
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Vienna Ferry
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vienna Ferry
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 1,518 people in 2015)
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
Creola   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vienna Ferry
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
Fairford   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vienna Ferry
 - Fairford had a post office and no railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Vienna Ferry
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service

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

Vienna Ferry is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

      Stockton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Movico   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Axis   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Creola   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McLain (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Vienna Ferry:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vienna Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0168, Longitude: -88.1936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vienna 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 Vienna Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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