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Our Genealogical Helper for Tyler 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 Tyler 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 Tyler 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 Tyler 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 Tyler Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tyler Crossroads: Tyler Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Tyler 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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tyler Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tyler Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tyler Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Tyler Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sykes Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Helms Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W St. Peter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Magnolia Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Peniel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tew Cemetery [Map]      
  E Texasville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilkerson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Clopton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Adams Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sutton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Adam Cemetery [Map]      
  S Abbeville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Edwin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dansby Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Skipperville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beersheba Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant View 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 Tyler Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tyler Crossroads.

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

Clio   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Tyler Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tyler Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 487 people in 2015)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
 
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tyler Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
 
Clopton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tyler Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oateston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tyler Crossroads
 - Oateston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arguta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tyler Crossroads
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skipperville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Tyler Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bertha   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tyler Crossroads
 - Bertha 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 Tyler Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tyler 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.

Tyler Crossroads is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Barbour     (The home county for Tyler Crossroads)
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Bullock
      Perote   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Coffee
      Jack   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dale
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Geneva
      Malvern   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Henry
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Houston
      Kinsey   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parish   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Montgomery
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike
      Brundidge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Russell
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Tyler 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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyler Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7032, Longitude: -85.5266     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyler 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 Tyler Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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