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Burlesons Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Burlesons 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 Burlesons 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 Burlesons 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 Burlesons 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burlesons Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burlesons Ferry, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burlesons Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Burlesons Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  S Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmer 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 Burlesons Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Burlesons Ferry.

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

Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burlesons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Burlesons Ferry
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Burlesons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burlesons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Burlesons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Burlesons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burlesons Ferry
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burlesons Ferry
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burlesons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Burlesons Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burlesons 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 hospitals 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.

Burlesons Ferry is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Burlesons Ferry)
      Priceville   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winston County:       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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burlesons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5512, Longitude: -86.8725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burlesons 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: 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 Burlesons Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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