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Buck Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Buck 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 Buck 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 Buck 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 Buck 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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buck Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buck 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 Buck Ford.

Cemeteries Near Buck Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winton 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 Buck Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Buck Ford.

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

Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Buck Ford
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Buck Ford
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Buck Ford
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Buck Ford
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Buck Ford
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Buck Ford
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Buck Ford
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Buck Ford
 - Manchester 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 Buck Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buck 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.

Buck Ford 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 Buck Ford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Buck Ford:

Marshall     (The home county for Buck Ford)
      Grant   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Buck Ford, see our County-by-County Page for Buck 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 websites 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 Buck 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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
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    
Franklin 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 Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Buck Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buck Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5187, Longitude: -86.3286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buck 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Buck Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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