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Averys Ferry, South Carolina

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Our Genealogical Helper for Averys 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 Averys 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 Averys 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 Averys 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 Averys Ferry.

  • While the name of this community is Averys Ferry, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Averys Ferry may originally have been Avery's Ferry.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Averys Ferry might be written as Avery Ferry.

Newspapers Published in Averys 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Averys Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Averys Ferry, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Averys Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Averys Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snowhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Maret Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Byrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ayers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reed Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fair Play Christian Fellowship Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kesse Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Chapel Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smiths Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Townville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vickery Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vickery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McMullan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Grove Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flat Shoals Cemetery   [Map]     
  S North View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sanders Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Andersonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bowersville City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hart Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Old Canon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hepsibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yow 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 Averys Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Averys Ferry.

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

Fair Play   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Averys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Fair Play had a post office and no railroad service
Reed Creek (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Averys Ferry
 - Reed Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Shoal Creek (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Averys Ferry
 - Shoal Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Andersonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Andersonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Averys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Andersonville had a post office and no railroad service
Townville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Averys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 157 people
 - Townville had a post office and no railroad service
Lavonia (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Averys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 283 people (with 2,167 people in 2016)
 - Lavonia had a post office and railroad service
Oak Bower (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oak Bower was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Averys Ferry
 - Oak Bower had a post office and railroad service
Hartwell (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Averys Ferry
 - 1895 population of 720 people (with 4,505 people in 2016)
 - Hartwell 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 Averys Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Averys 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 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 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.

Averys Ferry is located in Anderson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Anderson County: Elbert (GA), Hart (GA), Abbeville, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee & Pickens.

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

Anderson     (The home county for Averys Ferry)
      Townville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leisure Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holland Store   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centerville Terrace Estates   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      La France   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sandy Springs   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pendleton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Homeland Park   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Northlake   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Starr   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anderson Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Secession   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowndesville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Antreville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Honea Path   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Due West   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calhoun Falls   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Donalds   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Golden Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Welcome   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunean   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Judson   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parker   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Hill Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berea   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      City View   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Conestee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sans Souci   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fair Play   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Utica   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Richland   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Westminster   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Newry   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Union   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Walhalla   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Battle Creek   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Longcreek   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tamassee   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clemson   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Isaqueena Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Central   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Norris   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Six Mile   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arial   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Easley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sunset   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rocky Bottom   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Banks (GA)
      Baldwin (GA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Homer (GA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maysville (GA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clarke (GA)
      Winterville (GA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Elbert (GA)
      Bowman (GA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dewy Rose (GA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goss (GA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Elberton (GA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Franklin (GA)
      Gumlog (GA)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lavonia (GA)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Canon (GA)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Royston (GA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carnesville (GA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Franklin Springs (GA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Habersham (GA)
      Tallulah Falls (GA)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turnerville (GA)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Airy (GA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cornelia (GA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarkesville (GA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Demorest (GA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alto (GA)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Raoul (GA)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hall (GA)
      Gillsville (GA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lula (GA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hart (GA)
      Reed Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Maretts (GA)   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hartwell (GA)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowersville (GA)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jackson (GA)
      Commerce (GA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nicholson (GA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Madison (GA)
      Harrison (GA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danielsville (GA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ila (GA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carlton (GA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comer (GA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colbert (GA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hull (GA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oglethorpe (GA)
      Palmetto (GA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rabun (GA)
      Lakemont (GA)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Antioch (GA)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wiley (GA)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clayton (GA)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tiger (GA)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain City (GA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sky Valley (GA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stephens (GA)
      Martin (GA)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Avalon (GA)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eastanollee (GA)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Toccoa (GA)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Toccoa Falls (GA)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]

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

These websites are specific to South Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Department of Archives and History

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

These pages are specific to Anderson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Abbeville County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenville County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Laurens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Banks County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elbert County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Habersham County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hall County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oglethorpe County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rabun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephens County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for South Carolina:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of South Carolina,     of Anderson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for South Carolina     Cemetery Wiki for South Carolina
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of South Carolina

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 South Carolina
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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Averys Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4823, Longitude: -82.9607     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Averys 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:

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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 Averys Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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