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Griffin Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Griffin 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 Griffin 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 Griffin 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 Griffin 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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Griffin Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Griffin Ferry, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Griffin Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Griffin Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Germany Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waites Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilead 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 Griffin Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Griffin Ferry.

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

Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Griffin Ferry
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Griffin Ferry
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Griffin Ferry
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Griffin Ferry
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Griffin Ferry
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Griffin Ferry
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 209 people in 2016)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Griffin Ferry
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 754 people in 2016)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Griffin Ferry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville 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 Griffin Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Griffin 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.

Griffin Ferry is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Griffin Ferry)
      Daviston   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Griffin Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Griffin 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 - you should note 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 Griffin 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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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 that stretches from Griffin Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Griffin Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffin Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9723, Longitude: -85.7000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Griffin 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 Griffin Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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