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Beans Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Beans 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 Beans 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 Beans 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 Beans 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 Beans Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Beans Crossroads: Beans Xrds.
  • While the name of this community is Beans Crossroads, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Beans Crossroads may originally have been Bean's Crossroads.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Beans Crossroads might be written as Bean Crossroads.

Newspapers Published in Beans 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beans Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beans Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beans Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Beans Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stills Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE High Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Inverness Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McNeil - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Perote Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haines Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cornerstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethesda 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 Beans Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Beans Crossroads.

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

Postoak   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Beans Crossroads
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hillard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Beans Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Beans Crossroads
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Beans Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
China Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Beans Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Beans Crossroads
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Beans Crossroads
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Hector   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Beans Crossroads
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Beans Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion 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 Beans Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beans 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.

Beans Crossroads is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Beans Crossroads)
      Inverness   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Beans Crossroads, see our County-by-County Page for Beans 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 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 - you should note 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 Beans 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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Bullock County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beans Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9993, Longitude: -85.8536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beans 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 Beans Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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