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Jones Crossroads, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Jones 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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jones Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jones Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jones Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Jones Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NE West Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  W Benford Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mason Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  E Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  N O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  N Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCully Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cramer 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 Jones Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jones Crossroads.

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

Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jones Crossroads
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jones Crossroads
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jones Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jones Crossroads
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jones Crossroads
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Jones Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jones Crossroads
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jones Crossroads
 - O'Neal 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 Jones Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jones 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Jones Crossroads is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Jones Crossroads)
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Orrville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Jones Crossroads, see our County-by-County Page for Jones 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Jones 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jones Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7181, Longitude: -87.0017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jones 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 Jones Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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