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Yellow Bluff Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff Ferry.

  • Typical abbreviation for Yellow Bluff Ferry: Yellow Blf. Ferry (or less commonly used: Yellow Bluf. Ferry)

Newspapers Published in Yellow Bluff 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Yellow Bluff Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Yellow Bluff Ferry, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Yellow Bluff Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Yellow Bluff Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Lower Peach Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mendenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Tinela Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hybart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Capell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW DeVan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Finley Crossing 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 Yellow Bluff Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Yellow Bluff Ferry.

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

Coy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
Yellow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 176 people in 2016)
 - Yellow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Culpeper   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 912 people in 2016)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Nellie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Kimbrough   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Yellow Bluff Ferry
 - Kimbrough 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 Yellow Bluff Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Yellow Bluff 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.

Yellow Bluff Ferry is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Yellow Bluff Ferry)
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yellow Bluff Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9154, Longitude: -87.5167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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