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Elliott Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott 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 Elliott Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Elliott Crossroads: Elliott Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Elliott 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elliott Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elliott Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Elliott Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Elliott Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Finnell 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.<3>

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

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

Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Elliott Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elliott Crossroads
 - Ider 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 Elliott Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elliott 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 hospitals and 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.

Elliott Crossroads is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Elliott Crossroads)
      Henagar   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ider   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elliott Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6129, Longitude: -85.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elliott Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Elliott Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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