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Bartons Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bartons 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 Bartons 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 Bartons 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.

Name Variations for Bartons Ferry ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Bartons Ferry.

  • While the name of this community is Bartons Ferry, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Bartons Ferry may originally have been Barton's Ferry.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Bartons Ferry might be written as Barton Ferry.

Newspapers Published in Bartons 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bartons Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bartons Ferry, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bartons Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Bartons Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sipsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Horizon Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waiting Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bagley Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Memory Gardens   [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 Bartons Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bartons Ferry.

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

Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bartons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bartons Ferry
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bartons Ferry
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bartons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bartons Ferry
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bartons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bartons Ferry
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bartons Ferry
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bartons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bartons Ferry
 - Linn Crossing 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 Bartons Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bartons 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Bartons Ferry is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Bartons Ferry)
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bartons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7768, Longitude: -87.1381     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bartons 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 Bartons Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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