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Our Genealogical Helper for Crewsville ...

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 Crewsville (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 Crewsville. 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 Crewsville ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crewsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crewsville, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crewsville.

Cemeteries Near Crewsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crewsville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Darsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller - Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rockford Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Rattle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parkdale Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Weogufka Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW O J Mooney 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Crewsville had a population of 42 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crewsville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crewsville
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 447 people in 2017)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crewsville
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Crewsville
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 202 people in 2017)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Crewsville
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Crewsville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Crewsville
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crewsville
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,330 people in 2017)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Crewsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crewsville 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.

Crewsville is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Crewsville)
      Hissop   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 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 Crewsville:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Crewsville ...

While our initial data for Crewsville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Crewsville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Crewsville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Crewsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Crewsville.
      See our Misc Page for Crewsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Crewsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crewsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crewsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9435, Longitude: -86.1366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crewsville 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:

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

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