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Our Genealogical Helper for Bean Rock 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 Bean Rock 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 Bean Rock 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 Bean Rock 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 Bean Rock Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bean Rock 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 Bean Rock Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Bean Rock Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Saints Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Point 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 Bean Rock Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bean Rock Ferry.

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

Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,842 people in 2017)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Bean Rock Ferry
 - Grassy 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 Bean Rock Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bean Rock 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Bean Rock Ferry is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Bean Rock Ferry)
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Bean Rock 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 Marshall 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       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 Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall 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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bean Rock Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4731, Longitude: -86.4658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bean Rock 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 Bean Rock Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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