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Savannah Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Savannah Ford ...

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 Savannah Ford (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 Savannah Ford. 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 Savannah Ford ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Savannah Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Savannah Ford, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Savannah Ford.

Cemeteries Near Savannah Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Savannah Ford.

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 Savannah Ford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Railroad Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hardwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chinubee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whittens Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Restview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clack Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hensley Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old West Point 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 Savannah Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Savannah Ford.

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

Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Savannah Ford
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Savannah Ford
 - 1895 population of 381 people (with 380 people in 2009)
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Savannah Ford
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Savannah Ford
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Savannah Ford
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Light (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Light was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Savannah Ford
 - Light had a post office and no railroad service
Wayland Springs (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Savannah Ford
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people
 - Wayland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Savannah Ford
 - Bailey Springs 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 Savannah Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Savannah Ford 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 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.

Savannah Ford is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Savannah Ford)
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hohenwald (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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, 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 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 Savannah Ford:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Savannah Ford. 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Savannah Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Savannah Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Savannah Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9884, Longitude: -87.5845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Savannah Ford 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 Savannah Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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