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Our Genealogy Helper for Rymers 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 Rymers 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rymers 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 Rymers 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 Rymers Ferry.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rymers Ferry: Rymers Fry. (or less commonly used: Rymers Frry.)
  • While the name of this community is Rymers Ferry, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Rymers Ferry may originally have been Rymer's Ferry.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Rymers Ferry might be written as Rymer Ferry.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rymers Ferry is located in Graham County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Graham County: Cherokee, Macon, Swain, Blount (TN) & Monroe (TN).

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

Graham     (The home county for Rymers Ferry)
  Fontana Dam   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Yellow Creek   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lake Santeetlah   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Robbinsville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cheoah   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Topton   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Andrews   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rhodo   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Marble   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Boiling Springs   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Murphy   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hiwassee Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Culberson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burger Town   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hayesville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brasstown   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pine Log Village   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Warne   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Whittier   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Paint Town   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dillsboro   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greens Creek   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sylva   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Webster   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cullowhee   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Otto   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forneys Creek   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Almond   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bryson City   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Unahala   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cherokee   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oconaluftee Indian Village   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Towns (GA)
  Hiawassee (GA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Young Harris (GA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jacksonville (GA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tate City (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Union (GA)
  Bethlehem (GA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blairsville (GA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Blount (TN)
  Happy Valley (TN)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Red Bank (TN)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Townsend (TN)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Miller Cove (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Walnut Hill Estates (TN)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Chelsey Village (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Walland (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rocky Branch (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairway Estates (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cowan Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Binfield (TN)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maryville (TN)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Big Springs (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Knox (TN)
  Topside (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aldenwood Park (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Concord (TN)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kingston Woods (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Whites Village (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belle-Aire (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Virtue (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kimberlin Heights (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Farragut (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Humes Ferry (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marble City (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Middlebrook Acres (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Loudon (TN)
  Jena (TN)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greenback (TN)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Alleghany (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Centersville (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Philadelphia (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lenoir City (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loudon City Park (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loudon (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sharp Estates (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eaton Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  White Wing Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
McMinn (TN)
  Englewood (TN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bell Spring (TN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Etowah (TN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Niota (TN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goodsprings (TN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (TN)
  Halfway Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ballplay (TN)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Tuskeegee (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vonore (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Jacktown (TN)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Tellico Plains (TN)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coker Creek (TN)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Madisonville (TN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sweetwater (TN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Polk (TN)
  Belltown Hill (TN)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chanceytown (TN)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ducktown (TN)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Delano (TN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sevier (TN)
  Elkmont (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wear Valley (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chalet Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Starkeytown (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dupont (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gatlinburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pigeon Forge (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Seymour Heights (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Seymour (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oak City (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pittman Center (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sevierville (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Catlettsburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Rymers 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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rymers Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rymers Ferry, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rymers 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 and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 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 Rymers Ferry:

These websites are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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

These pages are specific to Graham County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Swain County:     Cyndi's



Towns County (GA):     Cyndi's



Union County (GA):     Cyndi's



Blount County (TN):     Cyndi's



Knox County (TN):     Cyndi's



Loudon County (TN):     Cyndi's



McMinn County (TN):     Cyndi's



Monroe County (TN):     Cyndi's



Polk County (TN):     Cyndi's



Sevier County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of North Carolina,
Cemeteries of Graham County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for North Carolina   Cemetery Wiki for North Carolina
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for North Carolina, for Graham 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 North Carolina
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Rymers Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rymers 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Rymers Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Welch Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coom Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Odom Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Cable Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cable Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S West Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yellow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cable Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calderwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sawyer Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cable Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Keener 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.<3>

While we didn't find Rymers Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rymers Ferry.

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

Fairfax   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rymers Ferry
 - Fairfax had a post office and no railroad service
Yellow Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rymers Ferry
 - Yellow Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskeegee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rymers Ferry
 - Tuskeegee had a post office and no railroad service
Proctor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rymers Ferry
 - Proctor had a post office and no railroad service
Robbinsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rymers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 93 people (with 650 people in 2018)
 - Robbinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Caringer (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Caringer was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rymers Ferry
 - Caringer had a post office and no railroad service
Stecoah   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rymers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Stecoah had a post office and no railroad service
Chilhowee (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rymers Ferry
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Chilhowee had a post office and no railroad service
Ipe (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ipe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rymers Ferry
 - Ipe had a post office and no railroad service
Allegheny Springs (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Allegheny Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rymers Ferry
 - Allegheny Springs 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 Rymers Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rymers Ferry in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Graham County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rymers Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4451, Longitude: -83.8696     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rymers Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Rymers Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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