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Sanders Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sanders 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 Sanders 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 Sanders 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 Sanders 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 Sanders Ferry.

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

Newspapers Published in Sanders 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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanders Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sanders Ferry, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sanders Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Sanders Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Romulus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Caledonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Backbone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sealy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parham Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hulls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  E Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethany 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 Sanders Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sanders Ferry.

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

Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sanders Ferry
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sanders Ferry
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Sanders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Sanders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sanders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sanders Ferry
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
University   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Sanders Ferry
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sanders Ferry
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull 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 Sanders Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sanders 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 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.

Sanders Ferry is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Sanders Ferry)
      Coker   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Sanders 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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sanders Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanders Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1748, Longitude: -87.6931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanders 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 Sanders Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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