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State Line Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for State Line 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 State Line 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 State Line 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 State Line 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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around State Line Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of State Line Ferry, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for State Line Ferry.

Cemeteries Near State Line Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Popular Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old White Sulphur Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Short Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Sulphur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tacker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Branum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW North Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hollands Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pyburns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Faint Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Counce Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Blackard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Purgamus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cantrell - Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burnt Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lambs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Franks Store Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Childers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Childers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beshears Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Greenhaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fielder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roundtop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherry Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stricklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McLaren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stricklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardin County Memory Gardens   [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 State Line Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of State Line Ferry.

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

Walnut Grove (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Walnut Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Haddock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haddock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from State Line Ferry
 - Haddock had a post office and no railroad service
Short (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from State Line Ferry
 - Short had a post office and no railroad service
Gibbs (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gibbs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from State Line Ferry
 - Gibbs had a post office and no railroad service
Nixon (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from State Line Ferry
 - Nixon had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 198 people in 2016)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
Lowryville (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lowryville had a post office and no railroad service
Hamburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from State Line Ferry
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from State Line Ferry
 - Riverton 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 State Line Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring State Line 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

State Line Ferry 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 State Line Ferry. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to State Line Ferry:

Lauderdale     (The home county for State Line Ferry)
      Waterloo   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enville (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacks Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Henderson (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Decatur (TN)
      Pleasant Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scotts Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decaturville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardeman (TN)
      Hornsby (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middleton (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Henderson (TN)
      Sardis (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rhodes Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Selmer (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Finger (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 State Line 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 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    
Alcorn 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    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardeman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy 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
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About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for State Line Ferry. 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 begins in State Line Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- State Line Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in State Line Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9959, Longitude: -88.1987     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for State Line 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 State Line Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for State Line Ferry.