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Cridleys Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cridleys 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 Cridleys 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 Cridleys 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 Cridleys 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 Cridleys Ferry.

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

Cemeteries Near Cridleys Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N New Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnes Rancher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGiffert Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sample Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Akron New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spencers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Five Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mileous Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Zion Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walton 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]     
  W Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Erie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pippen Lawn 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 Cridleys Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cridleys Ferry.

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

Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cridleys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,749 people in 2016)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cridleys Ferry
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cridleys 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 Cridleys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 221 people in 2016)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cridleys 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 Cridleys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cridleys Ferry
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Cridleys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana 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 Cridleys Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cridleys 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.

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

Greene     (The home county for Cridleys Ferry)
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 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]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [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]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 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   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Livingston   [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   31 miles [49.9 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   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Duncanville   [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]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cridleys Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Cridleys 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 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 Cridleys 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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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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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Cridleys Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cridleys Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cridleys Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8746, Longitude: -87.8258     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cridleys 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 Cridleys Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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