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McCartys Ferry, Alabama
(Choctaw County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for McCartys 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 McCartys 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 McCartys 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 McCartys 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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around McCartys Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McCartys Ferry, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McCartys Ferry.

Cemeteries Near McCartys Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatchet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Womack Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Lusk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canathan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bashan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tallahatta Cemetery for Blacks   [Map]     
  ENE Luker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Grove 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 McCartys Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McCartys Ferry.

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

Ararat   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from McCartys Ferry
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McCartys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Morvin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Morvin had a post office and no railroad service
Putnam   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from McCartys Ferry
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Campbell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McCartys Ferry
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
Lusk   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from McCartys Ferry
 - Lusk 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 McCartys Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McCartys 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 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.

McCartys Ferry is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for McCartys Ferry)
      Butler   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Silas   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      York   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 - 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 McCartys 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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCartys Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9521, Longitude: -88.1233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCartys Ferry 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 McCartys Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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