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Loacke Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Loacke 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 Loacke 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 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 Loacke 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Loacke Ford is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Loacke Ford)
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Eddings   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fikestown - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Billingsley   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jones   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maplesville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  McCalla   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bessemer   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Johns   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Adger   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  New Village   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hueytown   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lipscomb   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Shannon   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hoover   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakmulgee   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sawmill Town   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Montevallo   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Helena   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Calera   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Columbiana   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Vance   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pearson   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Cottondale   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Duncanville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Holt   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barney   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dora   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Loacke Ford ...

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW McKensey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Boothton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Higganbotham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Camp Branch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Shiney Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Linholm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hickory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Italian Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W John T. Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Caffee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Kinard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cahaba Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bucksville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bibbville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carlton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N George Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Belchers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Schultz Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brierfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montevallo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smithson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shuttlesworth Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Loacke 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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Loacke Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Loacke Ford, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Loacke Ford.

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 Loacke Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Loacke Ford.

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

Anita   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Loacke Ford
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
Boothton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Loacke Ford
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
Gurnee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Loacke Ford
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Loacke Ford
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Loacke Ford
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Loacke Ford
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,600 people in 2018)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Tannehill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Loacke Ford
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
Chamblee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Loacke Ford
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Loacke Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Loacke Ford in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Loacke Ford:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb 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- Loacke Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loacke Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1654, Longitude: -87.0300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loacke 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>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches 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 Loacke Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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