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Our Genealogical Helper for Johnny 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 Johnny 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 Johnny 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 Johnny 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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnny Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Johnny Ford, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Johnny Ford.

Cemeteries Near Johnny Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bennett 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.<2>

While we didn't find Johnny Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Johnny Ford.

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

Townley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Johnny Ford
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Johnny Ford
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Johnny Ford
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Johnny Ford
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Johnny Ford
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Johnny Ford
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 13,618 people in 2017)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Johnny Ford
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Johnny Ford
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell 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 Johnny Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Johnny 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 hospitals 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.

Johnny Ford is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Johnny Ford)
      Townley   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Johnny 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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnny Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8329, Longitude: -87.3856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnny Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Johnny Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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