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Slickrock Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Slickrock Ford ...

So far, we have found very little information about Slickrock Ford. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Slickrock Ford to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Slickrock Ford, please Contact Us.

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 Slickrock 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 Slickrock 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 Slickrock 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 Slickrock Ford.

  • Typical abbreviation for Slickrock Ford: Slickrock Frd.

Newspapers Published in Slickrock 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 Slickrock Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Slickrock Ford, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Slickrock Ford.

Cemeteries Near Slickrock Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Halltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Osborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sally Burns 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.

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

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

Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slickrock Ford
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slickrock Ford
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Slickrock Ford
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Slickrock Ford
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Slickrock Ford
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slickrock Ford
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Slickrock Ford
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Slickrock Ford
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,815 people in 2016)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Slickrock Ford
 - Mountain Mills 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 Slickrock Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slickrock 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Slickrock Ford is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Slickrock Ford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Slickrock Ford:

Franklin     (The home county for Slickrock Ford)
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Slickrock Ford, see our County-by-County Page for Slickrock 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 - 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 Slickrock 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    
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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       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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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Slickrock Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Slickrock Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slickrock Ford) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slickrock Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5183, Longitude: -87.9175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slickrock Ford have been estimated.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slickrock Ford.