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Easter Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Easter 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 Easter 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 Easter 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 Easter 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Easter Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Easter Ferry, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Easter Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Easter Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  N Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  S O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phoenix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell 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 Easter Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Easter Ferry.

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

Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Easter Ferry
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Easter Ferry
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Easter Ferry
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Easter Ferry
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Easter Ferry
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Veto   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Easter Ferry
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
Bethel (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Easter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Easter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Easter Ferry
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville 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 Easter Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Easter 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.

Easter Ferry is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Easter Ferry)
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 'point-to-point' distance from Easter Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Easter Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Easter Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9234, Longitude: -87.0481     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Easter 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 Easter Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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