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Our Genealogical Helper for Ingram 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 Ingram 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 Ingram 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 Ingram 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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ingram Ford.

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

Cemeteries Near Ingram Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sexton 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 Ingram Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ingram Ford.

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

Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ingram Ford
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ingram Ford
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,230 people in 2017)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ingram Ford
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ingram Ford
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ingram Ford
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 717 people in 2017)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ingram Ford
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ingram Ford
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ingram Ford
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Ingram Ford
 - Gipsy 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 Ingram Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ingram 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 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.

Ingram Ford is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Ingram Ford)
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Comer   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Ingram 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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Ingram Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ingram Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ingram Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9054, Longitude: -87.2659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ingram 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:

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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 Ingram Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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