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Carthens Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carthens 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 Carthens 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 Carthens 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 Carthens 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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carthens Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carthens Ferry, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carthens Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Carthens Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waterhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coosa River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clemones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion 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 Carthens Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carthens Ferry.

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

Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Carthens Ferry
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Alexis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carthens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
Waterhouse   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Carthens Ferry
 - Waterhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carthens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Farill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carthens Ferry
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Carthens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,790 people in 2016)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Gaylesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carthens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 143 people in 2016)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
Kirk's Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carthens Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Grantville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Carthens Ferry
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
Noah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carthens Ferry
 - Noah 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 Carthens Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carthens 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 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.

Carthens Ferry is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Carthens Ferry)
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bartow 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carthens 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 Carthens Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carthens Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carthens Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2118, Longitude: -85.5347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carthens 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 Carthens Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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