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Our Genealogical Helper for Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sullivan Crossroads: Sullivan Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Sullivan 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sullivan Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sullivan Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sullivan Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Sullivan Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dowdy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE George Cemetery [Map]      
  E Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Milford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Darby Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barkley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Balentine Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  N McAllister Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Old Darby Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Old Hayes Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roberson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Friendship Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Wright Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Holt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Pigg Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


       

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 Sullivan Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sullivan Crossroads.

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

Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kendell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Cypress Inn (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sullivan Crossroads
 - Smithsonia 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 Sullivan Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sullivan 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 and doctors 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.

Sullivan Crossroads is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

  DirectionDistance
Lauderdale     (The home county for Sullivan Crossroads)
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Colbert
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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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      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sullivan 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Sullivan Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sullivan Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sullivan Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9004, Longitude: -87.8009     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sullivan 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 Sullivan Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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