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Walker Mill Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Walker Mill Ford ...

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 Walker Mill 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 Walker Mill 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.

Newspapers Published in Walker Mill 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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walker Mill Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walker Mill Ford, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walker Mill Ford.

Cemeteries Near Walker Mill Ford ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ragsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spriggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharp Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  WNW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniel - Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Drake - Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morrow - Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roundtree - Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chambless - Byrne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crowson Hill 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 Walker Mill Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Walker Mill Ford.

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

Trenton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Walker Mill Ford
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Walker Mill Ford
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walker Mill Ford
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Walker Mill Ford
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walker Mill Ford
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Walker Mill Ford
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Walker Mill Ford
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walker Mill Ford
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Walker Mill Ford
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Walker Mill Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walker Mill 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Walker Mill Ford 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 Walker Mill Ford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Walker Mill Ford:

Jackson     (The home county for Walker Mill Ford)
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Walker Mill Ford, see our County-by-County Page for Walker Mill 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 - you should note 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 Walker Mill 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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Limestone 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    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles 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    
Moore 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walker Mill Ford. 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 Walker Mill Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walker Mill Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker Mill Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7248, Longitude: -86.2742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker Mill Ford 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 Walker Mill Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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