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Starke Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Starke 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 Starke 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 Starke 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 Starke 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Starke Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Starke Ferry, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Starke Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Starke Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brandon 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 Starke Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Starke Ferry.

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

Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Starke Ferry
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Starke Ferry
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Starke Ferry
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Starke Ferry
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Starke Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Starke Ferry
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Starke Ferry
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Starke Ferry
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Starke Ferry
 - Kyles 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 Starke Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Starke 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Starke Ferry is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Starke Ferry)
      Pisgah   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Jackson County

About Alabama

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starke Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7184, Longitude: -85.9003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starke 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: 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 Starke Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Starke Ferry.