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Ferns Quarter, Alabama

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So far, we have found very little information about Ferns Quarter. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ferns Quarter to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ferns Quarter, please Contact Us.

About Ferns Quarter
Ferns Quarter<2> is historic and would have been located within present day Marshall County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Ferns Quarter ...

-profile   General information about Ferns Quarter
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Ferns Quarter
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Ferns Quarter (By-County)
-census   Census information for Ferns Quarter
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Ferns Quarter
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Ferns Quarter
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Ferns Quarter
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Ferns Quarter
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Ferns Quarter
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Ferns Quarter
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Ferns Quarter
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Ferns Quarter has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '139376'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Ferns Quarter.
Historic Community
We use the term 'historic' broadly and in our Gazetteer, it generally means that the community no longer exists. That said, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past.

If we can be more specific, then you'll see either:

- 'Ghost Town' to indicate that while some ruins are in the vicinity of where the community once stood, the community no longer exists. Being a Ghost Town does not mean that people no longer live or conduct business in the area. When visiting a Ghost Town, please be sure to respect private property.

- 'Shadow Town' to indicate that the community was much larger in the past and while some people may continue to live there, the community is a shadow of its past.

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ferns Quarter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Ferns Quarter may originally have been Fern's Quarter. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Ferns Quarter might be written as Fern Quarter. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Ferns Quarter.

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