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Dyers Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dyers 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 Dyers 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 Dyers 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 Dyers 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 Dyers Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Dyers 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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dyers Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dyers Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dyers Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Dyers Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Key Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview 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 Dyers Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dyers Crossroads.

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

Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dyers Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dyers Crossroads
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dyers Crossroads
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dyers Crossroads
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dyers Crossroads
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Dyers Crossroads
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dyers Crossroads
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dyers Crossroads
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dyers Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale 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 Dyers Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dyers 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 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.

Dyers Crossroads is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Dyers Crossroads)
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Dyers 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 Cullman 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dyers Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2493, Longitude: -86.8206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dyers 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 Dyers Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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