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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 Listers 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Listers 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.

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.

Listers Ferry is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Listers Ferry)
  Pilgrims Rest   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Rainbow City   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Southside   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Attalla   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gadsden   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cobb City   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ivalee   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Straight Mountain   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bird - Historic   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Taits Gap   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hoods Crossroads   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Snead   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Susan Moore   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oneonta   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Craig   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Level   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cochran Springs   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Beasley - Historic   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clark - Historic   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Angel   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Adelia - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coloma - Historic   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Centre   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spring Garden   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock Run   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Howells Crossroads   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Taft   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kirk's Grove   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grantville - Historic   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elder   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Delta   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Abel   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Borden Springs   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hollis Crossroads   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fruithurst   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arbacoochee   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Muscadine   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cotnam   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Geraldine   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dog Town   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lickskillet   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Breakstone Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clay   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Village Springs   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  East Trussville - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Trussville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Palmerdale   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Masseyline   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chalkville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lola City   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Horton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Askea Grove   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
  Steele   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ashville   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ragland   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pell City   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Colony   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Munford   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
  Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Listers Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Listers 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Listers Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Lincoln Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Tillison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NW Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Deerman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Listers 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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Listers Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Listers Ferry, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Listers Ferry.

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.<4>

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

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

Etowahton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Listers Ferry
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Listers Ferry
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
Attalla   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Listers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,799 people in 2018)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
Hood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Listers Ferry
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Listers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 35,157 people in 2018)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Listers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
East Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Listers Ferry
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
Ottery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Listers Ferry
 - Ottery 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 Listers Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Listers Ferry in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Listers Ferry:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Polk County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Listers Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9245, Longitude: -86.0519     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Listers 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:

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<3>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<4>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 Listers Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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