Bowmans Crossroads, Alabama
Census Data for Bowmans Crossroads ...
Although we found mention of Bowmans Crossroads during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Bowmans Crossroads. If you can help us locate Bowmans Crossroads, please Contact Us.
As far as we can tell, Bowmans Crossroads<2> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.
Miscellaneous Information for Bowmans Crossroads ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either DeKalb County or the community of Bowmans Crossroads:
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 01 (Alabama)
County Code: 049 (DeKalb County)
Place Code: 08536 (Bowmans Crossroads)
State & County Code: 01/049 (Alabama / DeKalb County)
State & Place Code: 01/08536 (Alabama / Bowmans Crossroads)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Bowmans Crossroads is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Bowmans Crossroads.
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Bowmans Crossroads and then turned west". While Bowmans Crossroads could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bowmans Crossroads as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Bowmans Crossroads could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Bowmans Crossroads.
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|<2>||It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Bowmans Crossroads may originally have been Bowman's Crossroads. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Bowmans Crossroads might be written as Bowman Crossroads. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Bowmans Crossroads.|
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