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Biddle Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Biddle 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 Biddle 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 Biddle 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 Biddle 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 Biddle Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Biddle Crossroads: Biddle Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Biddle 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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Biddle Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Biddle Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Biddle Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Biddle Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Biddle Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pea Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Cordell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Head Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Bean Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pannell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Valley Head Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dean Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clark Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mahan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S White Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Little River Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hartline Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beulah Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Steele Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Samples Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cagle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holly Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Forester Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Bible Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant View 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 Biddle Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Biddle Crossroads.

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

Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Biddle Crossroads
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Biddle Crossroads
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Biddle Crossroads
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Biddle Crossroads
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Biddle Crossroads
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Biddle Crossroads
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Biddle Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Biddle Crossroads
 - Mahan 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 Biddle Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Biddle 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 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.

Biddle Crossroads is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Biddle Crossroads)
      Ider   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Biddle 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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cherokee 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade 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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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 Biddle Crossroads. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Biddle Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6581, Longitude: -85.6936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Biddle 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 Biddle Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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