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Old Tindells Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Tindells 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 Old Tindells 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 Old Tindells 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 Old Tindells 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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Tindells Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Tindells Ferry, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Old Tindells Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Old Tindells Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Erie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  S John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jenkins Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hatche Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Hunter Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W 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.<3>

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

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

Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,019 people in 2016)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old Tindells Ferry
 - Laneville 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 Old Tindells Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Tindells 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Old Tindells Ferry is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Old Tindells Ferry)
      Forkland   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      York   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Old Tindells Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Old Tindells 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 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 Old Tindells 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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

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' distance from Old Tindells Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Tindells Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Tindells Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6129, Longitude: -87.7495     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Tindells 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: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Old Tindells Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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