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Caperton Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Caperton 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 Caperton 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 Caperton 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 Caperton 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Caperton Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Caperton Ferry, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Caperton Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Caperton Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Inglis 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 Caperton Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Caperton Ferry.

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

Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caperton Ferry
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Caperton Ferry
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Caperton Ferry
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Caperton Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Caperton Ferry
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Caperton Ferry
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,337 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Caperton Ferry
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Caperton Ferry
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah 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 Caperton Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Caperton 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Caperton Ferry)
      New Town   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Caperton 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:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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      
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton 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    
Sequatchie 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
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About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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' distance that begins in Caperton Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caperton Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caperton Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8356, Longitude: -85.8036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caperton 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 Caperton Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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