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Wagnon Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wagnon 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 Wagnon 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 Wagnon 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 Wagnon 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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wagnon Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wagnon Ferry, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wagnon Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Wagnon Ferry ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Croft Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davis Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sardis Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tillison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Landers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Crestwood Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NE Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Grove 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 Wagnon Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wagnon Ferry.

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

Oak Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wagnon Ferry
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
Coat's Bend   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wagnon Ferry
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Maple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wagnon Ferry
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Turkeytown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wagnon Ferry
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
Hokes Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wagnon Ferry
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Slackland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Wagnon Ferry
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
Reaves   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wagnon Ferry
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wagnon Ferry
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
Upton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wagnon Ferry
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wagnon Ferry
 - Mackey 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 Wagnon Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wagnon 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 doctors 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.

Wagnon Ferry is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Wagnon Ferry)
      Ballplay   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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 Wagnon Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wagnon Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0648, Longitude: -85.8250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wagnon 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 Wagnon Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wagnon Ferry.


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