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Pages Old Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pages Old 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 Pages Old 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 Pages Old 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.

Name Variations for Pages Old Ferry ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Pages Old Ferry.

  • While the name of this community is Pages Old Ferry, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Pages Old Ferry may originally have been Page's Old Ferry.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Pages Old Ferry might be written as Page Old Ferry.

Newspapers Published in Pages Old 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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pages Old Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pages Old Ferry, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pages Old Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Pages Old Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Quinsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lime Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duke Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ham Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jennings Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Archers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Robinson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hardiman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Glad Tidings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunshine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Shelby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gardens of Rest   [Map]     
  NNE Talladega Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Collins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Mount 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 Pages Old Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pages Old Ferry.

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

Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pages Old Ferry
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pages Old Ferry
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pages Old Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Pages Old Ferry
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Dollar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pages Old Ferry
 - Dollar had a post office and no railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pages Old Ferry
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pages Old Ferry
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pages Old Ferry
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pages Old Ferry
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service

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

Pages Old Ferry is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Pages Old Ferry)
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Pages Old 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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Coosa 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Pages Old Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pages Old Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pages Old Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9846, Longitude: -86.5108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pages Old 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 Pages Old Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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