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Glovers Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glovers 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 Glovers 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 Glovers 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 Glovers 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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glovers Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glovers Ferry, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glovers Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Glovers Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Armbrester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hollis 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 Glovers Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glovers Ferry.

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

Vincent   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Glovers Ferry
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glovers Ferry
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glovers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glovers Ferry
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Glovers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,997 people in 2016)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glovers Ferry
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glovers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Glovers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek 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 Glovers Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glovers 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 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.

Glovers Ferry is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Glovers Ferry)
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Calcis   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glovers Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3876, Longitude: -86.3789     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glovers 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 Glovers Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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