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Our Genealogical Helper for Chiles 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 Chiles 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 Chiles 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 Chiles 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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chiles Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chiles Ferry, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chiles Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Chiles Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N New Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnes Rancher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGiffert Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sample Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spencers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW New Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Akron New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mileous Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Five Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Zion Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Langham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Pippen Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer 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.<2>

While we didn't find Chiles Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chiles Ferry.

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

Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chiles Ferry
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chiles Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,687 people in 2017)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chiles Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chiles Ferry
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 219 people in 2017)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chiles Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chiles Ferry
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Chiles Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chiles Ferry
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Mantua   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chiles Ferry
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua 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 Chiles Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chiles 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 and 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.

Chiles Ferry is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Chiles Ferry)
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene 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 Greene County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chiles Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8804, Longitude: -87.8220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chiles Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Chiles Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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