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Beaty Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Beaty 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 Beaty 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 Beaty 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 Beaty 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 Beaty Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Beaty Crossroads: Beaty Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Beaty 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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beaty Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beaty Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beaty Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Beaty Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hartline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Company Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sterne 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 Beaty Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Beaty Crossroads.

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

Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Beaty Crossroads
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Beaty Crossroads
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Beaty Crossroads
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Beaty Crossroads
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Beaty Crossroads
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Beaty Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2016)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
Mentone   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Beaty Crossroads
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Beaty Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Beaty Crossroads
 - Higdon 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 Beaty Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beaty 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 and 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.

Beaty Crossroads is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Beaty Crossroads)
      Ider   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Beaty 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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 from Beaty Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beaty Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaty Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6956, Longitude: -85.6694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beaty 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 Beaty Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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