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Crawford Fork, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Crawford Fork ...

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 Crawford Fork (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 Crawford Fork. 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 Crawford Fork ...

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 Crawford Fork.

  • Typical abbreviation for Crawford Fork: Crawford Frk.

Newspapers Published in Crawford Fork ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crawford Fork.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crawford Fork, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crawford Fork.

Cemeteries Near Crawford Fork ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crawford Fork.

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 Crawford Fork covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooks Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boatright Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  N Speed Quarters Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gotes Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boligee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pippen Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethsalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Luke Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pippen Place Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Hogley Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Demount Cemetery [Map]      
  N Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  W Odd Fellows Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Light Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Zion Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW May Cemetery [Map]      
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mesopotamia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hick Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brickyard Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW McInnis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE DeVelle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooks Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wills Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hutton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greenon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Coleman 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 Crawford Fork in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Crawford Fork.

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

Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Crawford Fork
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crawford Fork
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crawford Fork
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crawford Fork
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crawford Fork
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Crawford Fork
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,766 people in 2015)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crawford Fork
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
Sumterville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crawford Fork
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville 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 Crawford Fork. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crawford Fork 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Crawford Fork is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Crawford Fork)
      Boligee   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Echola   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Crawford Fork:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crawford Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8179, Longitude: -88.0542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crawford Fork 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 Crawford Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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