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Crows Camp, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Crows Camp ...

So far, we have found very little information about Crows Camp. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Crows Camp to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Crows Camp, please Contact Us.

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 Crows Camp (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 Crows Camp. 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.

Name Variations for Crows Camp ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Crows Camp.

  • While the name of this community is Crows Camp, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Crows Camp may originally have been Crow's Camp.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Crows Camp might be written as Crow Camp.

Newspapers Published in Crows Camp ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crows Camp.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crows Camp, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crows Camp.

Cemeteries Near Crows Camp ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crows Camp.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Douthit Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clement Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Carytown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Toenail Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Snowdown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Athens City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fielder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Short Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Faint Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hollands Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walnut Grove 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.

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

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

Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crows Camp
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Crows Camp
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crows Camp
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 198 people in 2016)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Crows Camp
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Crows Camp
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Stout (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crows Camp
 - Stout had a post office and no railroad service
Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Crows Camp
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Crows Camp
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Haddock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haddock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crows Camp
 - Haddock had a post office and no railroad service
Short (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Crows Camp
 - Short had a post office and no railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Crows Camp
 - Cherokee 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 Crows Camp. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crows Camp 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Crows Camp is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Crows Camp)
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Biggersville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dennis (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Enville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Decatur (TN)
      Pleasant Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Henderson (TN)
      Sardis (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selmer (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bethel Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Crows Camp:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Crows Camp, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Crows Camp. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crows Camp) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crows Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9009, Longitude: -88.0361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crows Camp have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crows Camp.