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German Crossing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for German Crossing ...

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 German Crossing (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 German Crossing. 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 German Crossing ...

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 German Crossing.

  • Typical abbreviation for German Crossing: German Xing.

Newspapers Published in German Crossing ...

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 German Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of German Crossing, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for German Crossing.

Cemeteries Near German Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of German Crossing.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bostick 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 German Crossing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of German Crossing.

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

Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from German Crossing
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from German Crossing
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from German Crossing
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 213 people in 2015)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from German Crossing
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from German Crossing
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from German Crossing
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from German Crossing
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from German Crossing
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from German Crossing
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from German Crossing
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around German Crossing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring German Crossing 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 hospitals 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.

German Crossing is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for German Crossing)
      Lynn   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 German Crossing:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in German Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0526, Longitude: -87.5659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for German Crossing 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 German Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for German Crossing.


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