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Greensport Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Greensport 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 Greensport 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 Greensport 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 Greensport 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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greensport Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greensport 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 Greensport Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Greensport Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deerman Chapel 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 Greensport Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Greensport Ferry.

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

Ottery   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greensport Ferry
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
Francis   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greensport Ferry
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
Ohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greensport Ferry
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greensport Ferry
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
Etowahton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greensport Ferry
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Greensport Ferry
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Greensport Ferry
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Hood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Greensport Ferry
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Greensport Ferry
 - Macon 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 Greensport Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greensport 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 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.

Greensport Ferry is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Greensport Ferry)
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Greensport Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Greensport 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 websites either 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 Greensport 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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greensport Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8404, Longitude: -86.0672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greensport 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 Greensport Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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