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Russell Ferry Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Russell Ferry Estates ...

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 Russell Ferry Estates (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 Russell Ferry Estates. 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 Russell Ferry Estates ...

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 Russell Ferry Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Russell Ferry Estates: Russell Ferry Ests.

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.

Russell Ferry Estates is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Russell Ferry Estates)
  Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Alexander City   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Our Town   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Slaughters - Historic   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Site   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hackneyville   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Camp Hill   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Marbury   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Penton   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Abanda   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  LaFayette   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Five Points   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cusseta   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Huguley   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lanett   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Standing Rock   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Plant City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eady City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mountain Creek   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Verbena   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Motley   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chambers Springs   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Barfield   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Delta   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elder   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ray   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Kellyton   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Equality   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hissop   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Goodwater   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kent   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Eclectic   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Tallassee   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Claud   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Titus   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Holtville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wetumpka   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Deatsville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coosada   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Millbrook   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Erie - Historic   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Loachapoka   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  The Bottle   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ridgewood Village   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Opelika   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beauregard   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liberty City   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Notasulga   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shorter   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tuskegee   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Calebee   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hardaway   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waugh   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Meigs   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sunshine Village   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cecil   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Town   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wedowee   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock Mills   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pine Grove Village   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Merrell Beach   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sylacauga   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gantts Quarry   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chandler Springs   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Abihka - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
  West Point (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Russell Ferry Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Russell Ferry Estates.

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 Russell Ferry Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Russell Ferry Estates ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Russell Ferry Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Russell Ferry Estates, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Russell Ferry Estates.

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

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

Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 814 people in 2017)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,595 people in 2017)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,106 people in 2017)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Kowaliga   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Russell Ferry Estates
 - Cowpens 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 Russell Ferry Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Russell Ferry Estates in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Russell Ferry Estates:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Chambers County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Russell Ferry Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell Ferry Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8737, Longitude: -85.8786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russell Ferry Estates 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 Russell Ferry Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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