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Ryan Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ryan 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 Ryan 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 Ryan 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 Ryan 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 Ryan Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Ryan Crossroads: Ryan Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Ryan 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ryan Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ryan Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ryan Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Ryan Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  N Forman Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Eva Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union 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.<2>

While we didn't find Ryan Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ryan Crossroads.

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

Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ryan Crossroads
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Ryan Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ryan Crossroads
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ryan Crossroads
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ryan Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ryan Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ryan Crossroads
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Ryan Crossroads
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ryan Crossroads
 - Strawberry 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 Ryan Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ryan 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Ryan Crossroads is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Ryan Crossroads)
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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      
Saint Clair 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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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 ...

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About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ryan Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3420, Longitude: -86.6103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ryan 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 Ryan Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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