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Crawford, Alabama
(Russell County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Crawford ...

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 (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. 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 Crawford ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crawford.

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

Cemeteries Near Crawford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crawford.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Jowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phillips - Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Boykin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Lk. View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Abercombie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watoola Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Uchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Dudley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Seale United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Felix Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Crawford had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Crawford
 - Ladonia had a post office and no railroad service
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crawford
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
Smith's Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Crawford
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 5,300 people in 2015)
 - Smith's Station had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crawford
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Girard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Crawford
 - 1895 population of 815 people
 - Girard had a post office and railroad service
Seale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Crawford
 - 1895 population of 299 people
 - Seale had a post office and railroad service
Columbus (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Crawford
 - 1895 population of 17,303 people (with 200,579 people in 2015)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crawford
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crawford 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 doctors 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.

Crawford is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Russell     (The home county for Crawford)
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (GA)
      Buena Vista (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 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:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Russell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Crawford ...

While our initial data for Crawford came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Crawford in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Crawford.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Crawford:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Crawford.
      See our Misc Page for Crawford for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crawford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crawford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crawford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4568, Longitude: -85.1897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crawford 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 Crawford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crawford.


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