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White Signboard Crossroad, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for White Signboard Crossroad ...

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 White Signboard Crossroad (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 White Signboard Crossroad. 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 White Signboard Crossroad ...

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 White Signboard Crossroad.

  • Typical abbreviation for White Signboard Crossroad: White Signboard Xrd.

Newspapers Published in White Signboard Crossroad ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around White Signboard Crossroad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of White Signboard Crossroad, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for White Signboard Crossroad.

Cemeteries Near White Signboard Crossroad ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White Signboard Crossroad.

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 White Signboard Crossroad covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Highway Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Big Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Rocky Branch Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cedarwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wildcat Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Booger Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Randolph Memory Gardens [Map]      
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Swan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cooper Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Ridgeway Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE High Point Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gay Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pittman Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Almon Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Red Oak Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Knight Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lewis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Brown Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Prospect Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E James Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Rooks - Lewis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Pleasant Grove 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 White Signboard Crossroad in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of White Signboard Crossroad.

These communities are listed based on their distance from White Signboard Crossroad, with the one closest to White Signboard Crossroad listed first.

West   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
High Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
Potash   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
Haywood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
Cornhouse   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Wehadkee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
Omaha   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Omaha had a post office and no railroad service
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from White Signboard Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around White Signboard Crossroad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White Signboard Crossroad 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 doctors 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.

White Signboard Crossroad is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for White Signboard Crossroad)
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saks   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 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 White Signboard Crossroad:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Signboard Crossroad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2498, Longitude: -85.3841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Signboard Crossroad 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 White Signboard Crossroad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Signboard Crossroad.


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