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Winters Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Winters 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 Winters 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 Winters 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 Winters 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 140 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winters Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Winters Ferry, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Winters Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Winters Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Eastwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Old Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Augusta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wares Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Flora Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pinkston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Meigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peter Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hickory Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dawson Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wetumpka Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Winters Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Winters Ferry.

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

Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Winters Ferry
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,219 people in 2016)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Winters Ferry
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winters Ferry
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,022 people in 2016)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Winters Ferry
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,307 people in 2016)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winters Ferry
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Winters Ferry
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Winters Ferry
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Winters Ferry
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias 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 Winters Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winters 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 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.

Winters Ferry is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Winters Ferry)
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Winters 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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winters Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4621, Longitude: -86.2089     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winters 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 Winters Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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