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Rhodes Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rhodes 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 Rhodes 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rhodes 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.

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 and hospitals 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.

Rhodes Ferry is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Rhodes Ferry)
  Decatur   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Summit   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vinemont   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Point   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  South Vinemont   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  East Point   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  White City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Paint Rock   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Killen   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wren   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Caro   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Triana   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Madison   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  English Village   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Toney   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Normal   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hog Jaw   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pine Lake Village   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arab   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Addison   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Houston   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arley   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Slick Ford   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rhodes Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rhodes 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Rhodes Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell - Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thatch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rhodes 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rhodes Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rhodes Ferry, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rhodes Ferry.

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 Rhodes Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rhodes Ferry.

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

Decatur   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rhodes Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 54,405 people in 2017)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rhodes Ferry
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Rhodes Ferry
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Rhodes Ferry
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 59 people in 2017)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rhodes Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,463 people in 2017)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rhodes Ferry
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Rhodes Ferry
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rhodes Ferry
 - Neel 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 Rhodes Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rhodes Ferry in the 1890's.

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 and 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 - you should note 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 Rhodes Ferry:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Morgan 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rhodes Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhodes Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6148, Longitude: -86.9750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rhodes 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:

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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 Rhodes Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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