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Turney Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Turney 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 Turney 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 Turney 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 Turney 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 Turney Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Turney Crossroads: Turney Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Turney 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 Turney Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Turney Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Turney Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Turney Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  S Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  E West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  E Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope 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 Turney Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Turney Crossroads.

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turney Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Turney Crossroads
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turney Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turney Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turney Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turney Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turney Crossroads
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Turney Crossroads
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turney Crossroads
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Turney Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Turney Crossroads
 - Swancott 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 Turney Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turney 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Turney 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 Turney Crossroads. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Turney Crossroads:

Morgan     (The home county for Turney Crossroads)
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turney Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4465, Longitude: -86.7839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turney 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 Turney Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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