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Garners Ferry, Alabama
(Greene County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Garners 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 Garners 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 Garners 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 Garners 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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Garners Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Garners Ferry, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Garners Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Garners Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Houpt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pinetop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Millers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Arrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springhill 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 Garners Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Garners Ferry.

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

Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Garners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,019 people in 2016)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garners Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Garners Ferry
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Garners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Garners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Garners Ferry
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Garners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garners Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville 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 Garners Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Garners 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

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

Greene     (The home county for Garners Ferry)
      Forkland   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      York   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Garners 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:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox 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 from Garners Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garners Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garners Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5462, Longitude: -87.8278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garners 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 Garners Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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