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Adams Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Adams Crossroads ...

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 Adams Crossroads (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 Adams Crossroads. 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 Adams Crossroads ...

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 Adams Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Adams Crossroads ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adams Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adams Crossroads, 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 Adams Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Adams Crossroads ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adams Crossroads.

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 Adams Crossroads covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sheepskin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fife Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Noah Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Spring Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Ellis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Howell Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Arrington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Waterhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hemphill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Coosa River Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  W Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Farmer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cherry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sanders Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Goshen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ladiga Cemetery [Map]      
  S Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Clemones Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cherokee Memory Gardens [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 Adams Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Adams Crossroads.

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

Forney   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Adams Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
Exie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Adams Crossroads
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Run   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Adams Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
Key   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Adams Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
Bluffton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Adams Crossroads
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
Noah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Adams Crossroads
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
Bomar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Adams Crossroads
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Adams Crossroads
 - Pleasant Gap 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 Adams Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Adams Crossroads 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 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.

Adams Crossroads is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Adams Crossroads)
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Adams Crossroads:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adams Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0776, Longitude: -85.4877     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adams Crossroads 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 Adams Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Adams Crossroads.


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