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Town Creek Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Town Creek 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 Town Creek 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 Town Creek 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.

Name Variations for Town Creek Ferry ...

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 Town Creek Ferry.

  • Typical abbreviation for Town Creek Ferry: Town Crk. Ferry (or less commonly used: Town Ck. Ferry or Town Cr. Ferry)

Newspapers Published in Town Creek 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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Town Creek Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Town Creek Ferry, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Town Creek Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Town Creek Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sweet Home 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 Town Creek Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Town Creek Ferry.

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

Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Town Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Town Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Town Creek Ferry
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Town Creek Ferry
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Town Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Town Creek Ferry
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Town Creek Ferry
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Town Creek Ferry
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Town Creek Ferry
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Town Creek Ferry
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton 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 Town Creek Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Town Creek 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.

Town Creek Ferry is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Town Creek Ferry)
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Town Creek Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Town Creek 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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Town Creek 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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Town Creek Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Town Creek Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Town Creek Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Town Creek Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3840, Longitude: -86.2258     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Town Creek Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Town Creek Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Town Creek Ferry.