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Arcola Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Arcola 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 Arcola 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 Arcola 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 Arcola 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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arcola Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arcola Ferry, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arcola Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Arcola Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Houpt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pinetop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Erie 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 Arcola Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Arcola Ferry.

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

Arcola   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Arcola Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Arcola Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,019 people in 2016)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Arcola Ferry
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Arcola Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arcola Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Arcola Ferry
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Arcola Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Arcola Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont 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 Arcola Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arcola 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.

Arcola Ferry is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Arcola Ferry)
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Derby   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      York   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Arcola 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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Hale 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' distance that begins in Arcola Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arcola Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcola Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5668, Longitude: -87.7853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcola Ferry 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 Arcola Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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