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Our Genealogical Helper for Bees 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 Bees 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 Bees 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 Bees 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 206 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bees Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bees Ferry, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bees Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Bees Ferry ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Live Oak Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Riverview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Castle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adverse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Carolina Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tomb of Colonel William Washington   [Map]     
  ESE Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Yeamans Hall Plantation Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleton Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Patricks Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Second Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Chaplin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Quaker Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Michaels Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. James Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Cherry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooke 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 Bees Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bees Ferry.

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

Belvedere   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bees Ferry
 - Belvedere had railroad service and no post office
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bees Ferry
 - 1895 population of 54,955 people (with 134,875 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
Otranto   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bees Ferry
 - Otranto had railroad service and no post office
James Island   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bees Ferry
 - James Island had a post office and no railroad service
Ladson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bees Ferry
 - 1895 population of 388 people
 - Ladson had railroad service and no post office
Lincolnville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bees Ferry
 - 1895 population of 388 people (with 2,475 people in 2017)
 - Lincolnville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Holly   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Bees Ferry
 - Mount Holly had a post office and railroad service
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Bees Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,138 people (with 86,668 people in 2017)
 - Mount Pleasant 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 Bees Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bees 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 hospitals and 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.

Bees Ferry is located in Charleston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Charleston County: Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester & Georgetown.

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

Charleston     (The home county for Bees Ferry)
      Dorchester   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Essex Village   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grove Creek Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Charles Towne Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Johns Island   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      James Island   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lincolnville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ravenel   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Charleston   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hanahan   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Camelot Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goose Creek   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Caromi Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ladson   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wando   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tarry Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Washington Town   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cordesville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huger   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moncks Corner   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jacksonboro   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cottageville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edisto Beach   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Round O   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Drigger Crossroads   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walterboro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canadys   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chandler Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flowertown Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summerville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dorchester   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harleyville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grover   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint George   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Bees 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 Charleston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dorchester County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Orangeburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for South Carolina:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a South Carolina Community

About Charleston County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Charleston County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bees Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8474, Longitude: -80.0504     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bees 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 Bees Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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