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Metcalf Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Metcalf 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 Metcalf 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 Metcalf 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 Metcalf 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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Metcalf Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Metcalf Ferry, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Metcalf Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Metcalf Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holligan & Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Barnesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamilton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rudicell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mangum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship North Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riggans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson 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 Metcalf Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Metcalf Ferry.

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

Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Metcalf Ferry
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Barnesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Metcalf Ferry
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Barnesville had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Metcalf Ferry
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Metcalf Ferry
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Metcalf Ferry
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Metcalf Ferry
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Metcalf Ferry
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Metcalf Ferry
 - Pine Springs 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 Metcalf Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Metcalf 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Metcalf Ferry is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Metcalf Ferry)
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 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 Metcalf 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 Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lamar County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lamar 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance beginning in Metcalf Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Metcalf Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Metcalf Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0384, Longitude: -88.0398     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Metcalf 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 Metcalf Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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