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Our Genealogical Helper for Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westmoreland Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westmoreland Ferry, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westmoreland Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Westmoreland Ferry ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  S Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Starling Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SE Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Randall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Noah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fife Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Waterhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hardman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mill Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Valley 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 Westmoreland Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westmoreland Ferry.

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

Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Gaylesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westmoreland Ferry
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg 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 Westmoreland Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westmoreland 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Westmoreland Ferry is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Cherokee     (The home county for Westmoreland Ferry)
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Calhoun
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Etowah
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Jackson
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Westmoreland 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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
Etowah 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    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon 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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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 ...
      Georgia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westmoreland Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2140, Longitude: -85.6464     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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