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Our Genealogical Helper for Sanderson 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 Sanderson 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 Sanderson 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 Sanderson 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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanderson Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sanderson Ferry, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sanderson Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Sanderson Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sipsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Horizon Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lollar 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 Sanderson Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sanderson Ferry.

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

Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sanderson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 1,957 people in 2017)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sanderson Ferry
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sanderson Ferry
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sanderson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 13,618 people in 2017)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sanderson Ferry
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sanderson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sanderson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sanderson Ferry
 - Sloan 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 Sanderson Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sanderson 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.

Sanderson Ferry is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Sanderson Ferry)
      Sipsey   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanderson Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8062, Longitude: -87.1431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanderson 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 Sanderson Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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