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Allens Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Allens 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 Allens 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 Allens 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 Allens 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 Allens Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Allens 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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allens Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allens Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allens Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Allens Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  W Compton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Short Cemetery [Map]      
  N Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Black Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St.s Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pines Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  N Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walling Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kyle 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 Allens Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Allens Crossroads.

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

Oleander   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Allens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allens Crossroads
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Allens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allens Crossroads
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Allens Crossroads
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Allens Crossroads
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Allens Crossroads
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Allens Crossroads
 - Joppa 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 Allens Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allens 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 northwest 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 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.

Allens Crossroads is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Allens Crossroads)
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allens 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Allens Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allens Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allens Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4279, Longitude: -86.5419     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allens 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 Allens Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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