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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Crossroads.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Crossroads to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Crossroads to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Crossroads to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Crossroads to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,494 miles [10,451.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,080 miles [8,175.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crossroads ...

We have found 59 communities that share the name Crossroads.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Crossroads. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 58 communities in the United States and Canada - with 59 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IndianaNew JerseyTennessee 
 LouisianaNew MexicoTexas 

Arkansas

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the West Northwest

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the West

Izard County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West Northwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Pulaski County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the West

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Sebastian County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West

Yell County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West

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Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Southeast

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Pinellas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pinellas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the East

Early County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the South Southeast

Liberty County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the East Southeast

Quitman County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Crossroads, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West Southwest

Union Parish

Our profile page for Crossroads, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Crossroads, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the South Southwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the Southwest

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Lea County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Lea County   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the West

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Crossroads   [Map]
Distance: About 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Crossroads, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Northampton County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the Northwest

Crockett County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Crockett County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the West Northwest

Hardin County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the Northwest

Hickman County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Northwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the North Northeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Camp County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the West

Cass County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Cass County
Although located in Cass County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delta County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the West

Harrison County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West Southwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the West

Milam County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the West Southwest

Reagan County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Reagan County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Crossroads, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Northeast

Summers County

Our profile page for Crossroads, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3220, Longitude: -86.3316     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Crossroads to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.438 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.124 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.93 degrees.

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<7>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 Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crossroads.



 
 
 

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