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Neal Ferry, Georgia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Neal 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 Neal 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 Neal 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 Neal 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Neal Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Neal Ferry, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Neal Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Neal Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Holland Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Consolidation Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Tume Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitesburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE George W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hinesley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Redwine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Happy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forest Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Powell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arnold - Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Temperance Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany 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 Neal Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Neal Ferry.

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

Hannah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Neal Ferry
 - Hannah had a post office and no railroad service
McWhorter   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Neal Ferry
 - McWhorter had a post office and no railroad service
Rico   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Neal Ferry
 - Rico had a post office and no railroad service
Roscoe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Neal Ferry
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Roscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Rivertown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Neal Ferry
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Rivertown had a post office and no railroad service
Emily - Historic   [Map]
 - While Emily was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Neal Ferry
 - Emily had a post office and no railroad service
Lang - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lang was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Neal Ferry
 - Lang had a post office and no railroad service
Banning   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Neal Ferry
 - 1895 population of 375 people
 - Banning 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 Neal Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Neal 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Neal Ferry is located in Carroll County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carroll County: Cleburne (AL), Randolph (AL), Coweta, Douglas, Fulton, Haralson, Heard & Paulding.

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

Carroll     (The home county for Neal Ferry)
      Whitesburg   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Villa Rica   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hart Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Temple   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Roopville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowdon Junction   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Zion   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowdon   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Emerson   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Euharlee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Payne   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Forest Park   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morrow   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bonanza   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Conley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ellenwood   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lovejoy   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rex   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Austell   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarkdale   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Furniture City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powder Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mableton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brookside Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smyrna   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vinings   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kennesaw   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acworth   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sturbridge Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sargent   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Newnan   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Newnan   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sharpsburg   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Moreland   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jade Lake Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turin   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smith City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grantville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Senoia   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Haralson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gresham Park   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Druid Hills   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turner Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Panthersville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Decatur   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Druid Hills   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avondale Estates   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belvedere Park   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Atlanta   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottdale   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chamblee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyree   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Winston   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Springwood Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Windwood Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglasville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lithia Springs   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tyrone   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tinsley Mill Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peachtree City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McIntosh Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inman   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woolsey   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chattahoochee Hills   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Palmetto   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairburn   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Oak   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      College Park   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hapeville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort McPherson   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Plunket Town   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blair Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Atlanta   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vine City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waco   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Budapest   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tallapoosa   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Felton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centralhatchee   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roosterville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ephesus   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenn   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McDonough   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Luthersville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lone Oak   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gay   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hiram   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hilltop   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockmart   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aragon   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedartown   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunny Side   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Experiment   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Griffin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Griffin   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hogansville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Asta Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chambers (AL)
      McCosh Mill (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cleburne (AL)
      Ranburne (AL)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muscadine (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fruithurst (AL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arbacoochee (AL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Edwardsville (AL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Randolph (AL)
      Graham (AL)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland (AL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newell (AL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Mills (AL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Neal Ferry:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Carroll County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bartow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cobb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Douglas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Paulding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Spalding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Carroll County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Georgia     Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Carroll 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 Georgia
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Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Carroll County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Neal Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Neal Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neal Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5659, Longitude: -84.8208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Neal 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 Neal Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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