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Chances Crossroad, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Chances Crossroad ...

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 Chances Crossroad (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 Chances Crossroad. 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 Chances Crossroad ...

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 Chances Crossroad.

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

Newspapers Published in Chances Crossroad ...

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 Chances Crossroad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chances Crossroad, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chances Crossroad.

Cemeteries Near Chances Crossroad ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chances Crossroad.

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 Chances Crossroad covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Houston 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 Chances Crossroad in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chances Crossroad.

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

Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Chances Crossroad
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Chances Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chances Crossroad
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Chances Crossroad
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chances Crossroad
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chances Crossroad
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Chances Crossroad
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Chances Crossroad
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chances Crossroad
 - Battleground 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 Chances Crossroad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chances Crossroad 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Chances Crossroad is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Chances Crossroad)
      Logan   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 Chances Crossroad:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Cullman County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.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 that begins in Chances Crossroad. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chances Crossroad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chances Crossroad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1743, Longitude: -87.0586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chances Crossroad 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 Chances Crossroad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chances Crossroad.