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Caldwell Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Caldwell Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Caldwell Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall 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 Caldwell Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Caldwell Ferry.

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

Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caldwell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,677 people in 2016)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Caldwell Ferry
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Caldwell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Caldwell Ferry
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Caldwell Ferry
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Caldwell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caldwell Ferry
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Caldwell Ferry
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Caldwell Ferry
 - Swearengin 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 Caldwell Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Caldwell 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 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.

Caldwell Ferry is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Caldwell Ferry)
      Section   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Caldwell 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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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    
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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       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    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson 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 Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caldwell Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5945, Longitude: -86.0241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caldwell 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 Caldwell Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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