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Sublett Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sublett 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 Sublett 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 Sublett 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 Sublett 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sublett Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sublett Ferry, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sublett Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Sublett Ferry ...

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

Distance &

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

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

Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sublett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sublett Ferry
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sublett Ferry
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Sublett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Sublett Ferry
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sublett Ferry
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sublett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,677 people in 2016)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sublett Ferry
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sublett 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 Sublett Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sublett 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Sublett Ferry)
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sublett Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6856, Longitude: -85.9266     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sublett 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 Sublett Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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