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Middle Brooks Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Middle Brooks 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 Middle Brooks 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 Middle Brooks 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 Middle Brooks 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 Middle Brooks Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Middle Brooks Crossroads: Middle Brooks Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Middle Brooks 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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Middle Brooks Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Middle Brooks Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Middle Brooks Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Middle Brooks Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rowells Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Waverly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Meadows - Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roxana Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roxanna Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Loachapoka Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Maddox Family Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gold Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith - Willoughby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pentecost Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Notasulga City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spratling Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCord Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Memorial Park [Map]      
  SE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Luke CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sturkie Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fargason 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 Middle Brooks Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Middle Brooks Crossroads.

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

Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
Mary   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Middle Brooks Crossroads
 - Church Hill 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 Middle Brooks Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Middle Brooks 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.

Middle Brooks Crossroads is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Middle Brooks Crossroads)
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - 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 Middle Brooks 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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middle Brooks Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6940, Longitude: -85.6025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Middle Brooks 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 Middle Brooks Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Middle Brooks Crossroads.


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