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Echols Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Echols 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 Echols 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 Echols 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 Echols 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 Echols Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Echols 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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Echols Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Echols Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Echols Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Echols Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Troup Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  E Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  E Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  E Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WSW Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Arnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  S Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Minor Hill 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 Echols Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Echols Crossroads.

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Echols Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Echols Crossroads
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Echols Crossroads
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Echols Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Echols Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Echols Crossroads
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Echols Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Echols Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Echols Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville 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 Echols Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Echols 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 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.

Echols Crossroads is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Echols Crossroads)
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Somerville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Echols 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 Morgan 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Echols Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Echols Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echols Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5268, Longitude: -86.7892     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echols 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 Echols Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Echols Crossroads.


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