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Crossville, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Crossville ...

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 Crossville (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 Crossville. 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 the area of Crossville ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crossville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Crossville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Crossville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Crossville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> of Crossville.

Cemeteries Near Crossville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crossville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eason Johnson 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 Crossville had a population of 185 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Crossville had a population of 1,841 people.

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

Skirum   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crossville
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
Rodentown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crossville
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
Cotnam   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Crossville
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
Marcus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Crossville
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
Dawson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Crossville
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Crossville
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
Rains - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crossville
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
Chumley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Crossville
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Crossville
 - Wills 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 Crossville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crossville 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 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.

Crossville is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Crossville)
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Crossville:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Crossville ...

While our initial data for Crossville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Crossville 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 Crossville.

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 Crossville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Crossville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Crossville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Crossville.
      See our Misc Page for Crossville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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' distance starting from Crossville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crossville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crossville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crossville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2869, Longitude: -85.9935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crossville 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 Crossville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crossville.