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Kellys Crossroads, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Kellys 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 Kellys 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 Kellys 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 Kellys 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 Kellys Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Kellys 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 Kellys Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kellys Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kellys Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Kellys Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swamp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Proctor Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rockford Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ham Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller - Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jennings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jo Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duke Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Rattle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N O J Mooney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Quinsey 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.<3>

While we didn't find Kellys Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kellys Crossroads.

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

Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Kellys Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest had a post office and no railroad service
Dollar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kellys Crossroads
 - Dollar had a post office and no railroad service
Pentonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kellys Crossroads
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Kellys Crossroads
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kellys Crossroads
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kellys Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 449 people in 2015)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Titus   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Kellys Crossroads
 - Titus had a post office and no railroad service
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kellys Crossroads
 - Lightwood 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 Kellys Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kellys 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 and 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.

Kellys Crossroads is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Kellys Crossroads)
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Kellys Crossroads:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa 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 Kellys 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Kellys Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kellys Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kellys Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8373, Longitude: -86.3344     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kellys Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Kellys Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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