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Turner Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Turner 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 Turner 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 Turner 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 Turner 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 Turner Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Turner Crossroads: Turner Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Turner 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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Turner Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Turner Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Turner Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Turner Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Goodman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Gilled Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Little Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Brockton City Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Enterprise City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ino Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Consolation Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Keyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Alberton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coffee Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cool Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hutchson & Russell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen 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 Turner Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Turner Crossroads.

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

Damascus   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Turner Crossroads
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Turner Crossroads
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,903 people in 2015)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turner Crossroads
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turner Crossroads
 - Tabernacle 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 Turner Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turner 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.

Turner Crossroads is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Turner Crossroads)
      New Brockton   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Coffee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turner Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3124, Longitude: -85.9741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turner 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 Turner Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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