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Carroll Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Carroll Crossroads: Carroll Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Carroll 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carroll Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carroll Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carroll Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Carroll Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  S Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  N Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W J.R. Swinney Family 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 Carroll Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carroll Crossroads.

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

Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carroll Crossroads
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carroll Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Carroll Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carroll Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carroll Crossroads
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carroll Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carroll Crossroads
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carroll Crossroads
 - Bear Creek 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 Carroll Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carroll 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 doctors and 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.

Carroll Crossroads is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Carroll Crossroads)
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although 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 Carroll 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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carroll Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3668, Longitude: -87.5836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carroll 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: 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 Carroll Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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