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Our Genealogical Helper for Fisher 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 Fisher 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 Fisher 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 Fisher 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 Fisher Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fisher Crossroads: Fisher Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Fisher 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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fisher Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fisher Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fisher Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Fisher Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Scott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  S Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Howards Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW White Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lankford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Green Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hammack Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Husky Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Henderson - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mosely Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holly Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Valley Head Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ami Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Menlo Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Little River Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cordell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lawrence Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  


       

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 Fisher Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fisher Crossroads.

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

Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fisher Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Cordell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
 
New Moon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alpine (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankhead   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mentone   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fisher Crossroads
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fisher Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fisher 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Fisher 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 Fisher Crossroads. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fisher Crossroads:

  DirectionDistance
DeKalb     (The home county for Fisher Crossroads)
      Fort Payne   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cherokee
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Etowah
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Fisher Crossroads, see our County-by-County Page for Fisher 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 professional and volunteer 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 Fisher 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:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
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    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
Also see ...
      Georgia
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fisher Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4670, Longitude: -85.6486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fisher 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 Fisher Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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