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Petes Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Petes 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 Petes 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 Petes 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 Petes 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 Petes Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Petes 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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Petes Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Petes Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Petes Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Petes Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW New Horizon Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bagley Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Linns Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Narl Cemetery [Map]      
  N Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Shanghai Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maben Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Linn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crooked Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sipsey Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brewer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Drummond Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Cedrum 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 Petes Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Petes Crossroads.

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

Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petes Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Petes Crossroads
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petes Crossroads
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petes Crossroads
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Blossburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petes Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
Cardiff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petes Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Petes Crossroads
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Petes Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Petes Crossroads
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Petes Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Petes 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Petes Crossroads is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Petes Crossroads)
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Petes 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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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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 from Petes Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Petes Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petes Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7507, Longitude: -87.0014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petes 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 Petes Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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