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Danleys Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Danleys 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 Danleys 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 Danleys 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 Danleys 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 Danleys Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Danleys 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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Danleys Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Danleys Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Danleys Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Danleys Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Danley Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Friendship Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Driskell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Alberton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rhoades Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rose Hill 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 Danleys Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Danleys Crossroads.

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

Curtis   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Danleys Crossroads
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Danleys Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Danleys Crossroads
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Danleys Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Danleys Crossroads
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Danleys Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Danleys Crossroads
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Danleys Crossroads
 - Wiggins 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 Danleys Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Danleys 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 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.

Danleys Crossroads is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Danleys Crossroads)
      Elba   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Danleys 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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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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 Danleys Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Danleys Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Danleys Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4191, Longitude: -86.1677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Danleys 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 Danleys Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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