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Burrows Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Burrows 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 Burrows 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 Burrows 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 Burrows 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 Burrows Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Burrows 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 Burrows Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burrows Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burrows Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Burrows Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sipsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bennett 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.<3>

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

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

Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Burrows Crossroads
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Burrows Crossroads
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burrows Crossroads
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Burrows Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Burrows Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Burrows Crossroads
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Burrows Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Burrows Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia 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 Burrows Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burrows 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 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.

Burrows Crossroads is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Burrows Crossroads)
      Powellville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Burrows 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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burrows Crossroads. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burrows Crossroads

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burrows Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9129, Longitude: -87.1598     [Map].

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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: findagrave.com.

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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 Burrows Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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