RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Lands Crossroads, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Lands Crossroads

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for
Lands Crossroads
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Lands 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 Lands 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 Lands 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 Lands 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 Lands Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Lands 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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lands Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lands Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lands Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Lands Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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 Lands Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lands Crossroads.

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

Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lands Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Chavies   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lands Crossroads
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lands Crossroads
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Lands Crossroads
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lands Crossroads
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lands Crossroads
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lands Crossroads
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lands Crossroads
 - Floy 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 Lands Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lands 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lands Crossroads is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Lands Crossroads)
      Rainsville   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Shiloh   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Fyffe   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Lands 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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Alabama Community

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lands Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4798, Longitude: -85.8566     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lands Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation

<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 Lands Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

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


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2017
By John Hall