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Our Genealogical Helper for Slick 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 Slick 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 Slick 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 Slick 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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slick Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Slick Ford, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Slick Ford.

Cemeteries Near Slick Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Plains 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.<2>

While we didn't find Slick Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Slick Ford.

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

Houston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Slick Ford
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Slick Ford
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slick Ford
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slick Ford
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slick Ford
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slick Ford
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Slick Ford
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slick Ford
 - Ellaville 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 Slick Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slick 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 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.

Slick Ford is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Slick Ford)
      Arley   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Slick Ford, see our County-by-County Page for Slick 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 either 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 Slick 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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Morgan 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 Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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 ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slick Ford. 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Slick Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slick Ford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slick Ford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slick Ford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slick Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0872, Longitude: -87.2683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slick Ford have been estimated.

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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 Slick Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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