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Scott Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott 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.

Name Variations for Scott Ford ...

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 Scott Ford.

  • Typical abbreviation for Scott Ford: Scott Frd.

Newspapers Published in Scott 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scott Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scott Ford, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scott Ford.

Cemeteries Near Scott Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Osborn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Childers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brazel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Newburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Halltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCarley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Berry 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 Scott Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Scott Ford.

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

Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scott Ford
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Scott Ford
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scott Ford
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Scott Ford
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scott Ford
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Scott Ford
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scott Ford
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Scott Ford
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Shottsville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scott Ford
 - Shottsville 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 Scott Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scott 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Scott Ford is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Scott Ford)
      Hodges   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lee (MS)
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 either 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 Scott 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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scott Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3709, Longitude: -87.9195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scott 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 Scott Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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