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Adair Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Adair 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 Adair 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 Adair 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 Adair 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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adair Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adair Ford, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adair Ford.

Cemeteries Near Adair Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crowson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spriggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drake - Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Daniel - Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Acklin - Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Russell J Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steger - Ormond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ryland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morrow - Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chambless - Byrne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Connally Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roundtree - Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ragsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Donegan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clopton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valhalla Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Merrimack Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lanier 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.<3>

While we didn't find Adair Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Adair Ford.

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

Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Adair Ford
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Adair Ford
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Adair Ford
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Adair Ford
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Adair Ford
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Adair Ford
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Brownsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Adair Ford
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
Maysville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Adair Ford
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville 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 Adair Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Adair 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 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.

Adair Ford is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Adair Ford)
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Adair Ford:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Madison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Adair Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adair Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adair Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6709, Longitude: -86.4311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adair Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Adair Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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