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Perkins Ferry, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Perkins 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 Perkins 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 Perkins 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 Perkins 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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Perkins Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Perkins Ferry, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Perkins Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Perkins Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Ft. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Heaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Heaslet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Talladega Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kahatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Beaver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Shelby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gardens of Rest   [Map]     
  NNW Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Columbiana Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Verchot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mose Davis 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 Perkins Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Perkins Ferry.

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

Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Perkins Ferry
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Perkins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Perkins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,987 people in 2016)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Perkins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Columbiana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perkins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,539 people in 2016)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Perkins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Perkins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,997 people in 2016)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
Zubers   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Perkins Ferry
 - Zubers 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 Perkins Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Perkins 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 hospitals and 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.

Perkins Ferry is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Perkins Ferry)
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Perkins 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 Talladega 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      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega 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 Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Perkins 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Perkins Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Perkins Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perkins Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1612, Longitude: -86.4841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perkins 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 Perkins Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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