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Draper Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 Draper 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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Draper Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Draper Ferry, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Draper Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Draper Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fennil Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jordan - Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Donegan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Landman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Matkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Draper Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Draper Ferry.

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

Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Draper Ferry
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Draper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Draper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Draper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Draper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Draper Ferry
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Draper Ferry
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Draper Ferry
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville 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 Draper Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Draper 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Draper Ferry is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Draper Ferry)
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Draper 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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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      
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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.

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Draper Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5487, Longitude: -86.6492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Draper 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 Draper Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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