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Crossville, Alabama
(Lamar 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 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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crossville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crossville, 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 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  
  S Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW South Carolina Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Christian Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lamar Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  W Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Furnace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wofford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sailor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fayette City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship 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 Crossville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Crossville.

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

Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crossville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crossville
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Crossville
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,896 people in 2016)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Crossville
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Star   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crossville
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crossville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Crossville
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 429 people in 2016)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crossville
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Molloy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Crossville
 - Molloy had a post office and no railroad service
Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crossville
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,849 people in 2016)
 - Sulligent 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 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

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

Lamar     (The home county for Crossville)
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 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 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 - 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 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    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba 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      

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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Lamar 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 State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7440, Longitude: -88.0022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crossville 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 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.