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Crossroad, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for 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 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 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.

Newspapers Published in 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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crossroad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crossroad, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crossroad.

Cemeteries Near Crossroad ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woods Cove 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 Crossroad in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Crossroad.

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

Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Crossroad
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crossroad
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Crossroad
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crossroad
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crossroad
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck 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 Crossroad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring 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 and hospitals 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.

Crossroad is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Crossroad)
      Langston   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossroad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5056, Longitude: -86.0503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crossroad 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 Crossroad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crossroad.