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Curtis Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Curtis Crossroads ...

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 Curtis Crossroads (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 Curtis Crossroads. 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 Curtis Crossroads ...

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 Curtis Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Curtis Crossroads: Curtis Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Curtis Crossroads ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Curtis Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Curtis Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Curtis Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Curtis Crossroads ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Curtis Crossroads.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis #1 Baptist Church 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 Curtis Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Curtis Crossroads.

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

Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Curtis Crossroads
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Curtis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Curtis Crossroads
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Curtis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Curtis Crossroads
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Curtis Crossroads
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Curtis Crossroads
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Curtis Crossroads
 - Saragossa 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 Curtis Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Curtis Crossroads 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.

Curtis Crossroads is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Curtis Crossroads)
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Curtis Crossroads:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Curtis Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0773, Longitude: -87.3567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Curtis Crossroads 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 Curtis Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Curtis Crossroads.