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Our Genealogical Helper for Stills 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 Stills 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 Stills 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 Stills 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 Stills Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Stills 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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stills Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stills Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stills Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Stills Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Stills Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dennis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW China Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Barnette Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  W McNeil - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Orion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE High Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pickett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Inverness Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethesda Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  S Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cornerstone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jackson 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 Stills Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stills Crossroads.

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

China Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stills Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Stills Crossroads
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hillard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stills Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stills Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stills Crossroads
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stills Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hector   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Stills Crossroads
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shopton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stills Crossroads
 - Shopton 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 Stills Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stills 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 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.

Stills Crossroads is primarily located in Pike County. A portion of Stills Crossroads extends into Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

  DirectionDistance
Pike     (The home county for Stills Crossroads)
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Barbour
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bullock
      Inverness   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Coffee
      Jack   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Petrey   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dale
      Ariton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lowndes
      Davenport   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Macon
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Russell
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes 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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike 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 ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stills Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9974, Longitude: -85.8930     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stills 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 Stills Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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