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Crews, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Crews ...

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 Crews (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 Crews. 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.

Newspapers Published in Crews ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crews.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crews, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crews.

Cemeteries Near Crews ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crews.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wofford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blaylock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lamar Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pickle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson 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.<2>

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

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

Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crews
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,849 people in 2016)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crews
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Crews
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Crews
 - Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Gattman (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crews
 - Gattman had a post office and railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crews
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Bedford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crews
 - Bedford had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Crews
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,896 people in 2016)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Crews
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Crews
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside 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 Crews. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crews 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Crews is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Crews)
      Beaverton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Crews:

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 Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lamar County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lamar 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 Crews. 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Crews. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crews) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crews. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9132, Longitude: -88.0806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crews have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Crews, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crews.