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Kirklands Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kirklands 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 Kirklands 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 Kirklands 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 Kirklands 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 Kirklands Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Kirklands 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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kirklands Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kirklands Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kirklands Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Kirklands Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Kirklands Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blackwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blackwoods Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Christian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sylvan Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Newville Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE West Side Cemetery [Map]      
  SE East Side Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Center Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Omega Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Echo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gardens of Memory Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sunset Memorial Park [Map]      
  S Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tolbert Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roeville Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Woodham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mims Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Newman Family Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pinckard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gates of Heaven Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Granberry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakey Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oaky Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Johnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lee 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 Kirklands Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kirklands Crossroads.

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

Headland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
Midland City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
Bertha   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
Ewell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
Asbury   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Tidwell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service
Balkum   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
Skipperville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kirklands Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville 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 Kirklands Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kirklands 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.

Kirklands Crossroads is located in Henry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henry County: Barbour, Dale, Houston, Clay (GA) & Early (GA).

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

Henry     (The home county for Kirklands Crossroads)
      Newville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jack   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Parish   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Calhoun (GA)
      Arlington (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Kirklands Crossroads, see our County-by-County Page for Kirklands 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 websites either 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 Kirklands 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 Henry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirklands Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4027, Longitude: -85.4144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kirklands 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 Kirklands Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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