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Fishtrap Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fishtrap Ford ...

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 Fishtrap Ford (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 Fishtrap Ford. 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 Fishtrap Ford ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fishtrap Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fishtrap Ford, 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 Fishtrap Ford.

Cemeteries Near Fishtrap Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fishtrap Ford.

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 Fishtrap Ford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross 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 Fishtrap Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fishtrap Ford.

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

Nebo   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fishtrap Ford
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Fishtrap Ford
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Fishtrap Ford
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fishtrap Ford
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Fishtrap Ford
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fishtrap Ford
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fishtrap Ford
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fishtrap Ford
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Fishtrap Ford
 - Swearengin 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 Fishtrap Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fishtrap Ford 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Fishtrap Ford is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Fishtrap Ford)
      New Hope   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 it should be mentioned 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 Fishtrap Ford:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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' distance starting in Fishtrap Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fishtrap Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fishtrap Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5495, Longitude: -86.3125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fishtrap Ford 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 Fishtrap Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fishtrap Ford.