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Hancock Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hancock Crossroads: Hancock Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Hancock 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hancock Crossroads.

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

Cemeteries Near Hancock Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chaney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roman Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  N McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Maple Cemetery [Map]      
  W McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mahan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Samples Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Preston 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 Hancock Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hancock Crossroads.

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

Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hancock Crossroads
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hancock Crossroads
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Hancock Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hancock Crossroads
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hancock Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hancock Crossroads
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hancock Crossroads
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hancock Crossroads
 - Pendergrass 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 Hancock Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hancock 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 doctors 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.

Hancock Crossroads is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Hancock Crossroads)
      Rock City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Hancock 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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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    
Morgan County:       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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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 Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson 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 Hancock Crossroads. 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 stretches from Hancock Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hancock Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hancock Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5348, Longitude: -85.9936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hancock 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 Hancock Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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