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Bowman Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Bowman 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 Bowman 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Bowman 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 Bowman 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 Bowman Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bowman Crossroads: Bowman Xrds.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Bowman Crossroads is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Bowman Crossroads)
  Dutton   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Gray - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Section   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fackler   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Berrys - Historic   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blackankle   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairfield - Historic   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Flat Rock   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Taft   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Broomtown   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Centre   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Howells Crossroads   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grantville - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kirk's Grove   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sylvania   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Powell   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Henagar   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rainsville   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Shiloh   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pine Ridge   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hammondville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ider   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bootsville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cordell - Historic   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fort Payne   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Whitesboro   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sardis City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Turkeytown   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mountainboro   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coat's Bend   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Reece City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Egypt   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gurley   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brownsboro   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ryland   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Market   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  English Village   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Grant   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Catoosa (GA)
  Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Berryton (GA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lyerly (GA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Summerville (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dade (GA)
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Floyd (GA)
  Coosa (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  LaFayette (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Linwood (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fairview (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Park City (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cowan (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
  Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jasper (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bowman Crossroads ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bowman 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Bowman Crossroads covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Broadway Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Haigwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coffey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Bowman 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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowman Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bowman Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bowman Crossroads.

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.<3>

While we didn't find Bowman Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bowman Crossroads.

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

Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowman Crossroads
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bowman Crossroads
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Bowman Crossroads
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bowman Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 701 people in 2017)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bowman Crossroads
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bowman Crossroads
 - Henagar 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 East (E) from Bowman Crossroads
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bowman Crossroads
 - Blake 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 Bowman Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bowman Crossroads in the 1890's.

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 and 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 Bowman Crossroads:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Catoosa County (GA):     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Floyd County (GA):     Cyndi's



Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Hamilton County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowman Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowman Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6023, Longitude: -85.8564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowman Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Bowman Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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