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Newberry Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Newberry 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 Newberry 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 Newberry 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 Newberry 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 Newberry Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Newberry Crossroads: Newberry Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Newberry 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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newberry Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newberry Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newberry Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Newberry Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Waterhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coosa River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Clemones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Hill 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 Newberry Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Newberry Crossroads.

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

Noah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newberry Crossroads
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
Bomar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Newberry Crossroads
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
Alexis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newberry Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
Moshat   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newberry Crossroads
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newberry Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Key   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newberry Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
Waterhouse   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newberry Crossroads
 - Waterhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Newberry Crossroads
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Newberry Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Coloma - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newberry Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma 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 Newberry Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newberry 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Newberry Crossroads is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Newberry Crossroads)
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Centre   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newberry Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1629, Longitude: -85.5722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newberry 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 Newberry Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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