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Ferguson Crossroad, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ferguson Crossroad ...

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 Ferguson Crossroad (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ferguson Crossroad. 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 Ferguson Crossroad ...

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 Ferguson Crossroad.

  • Typical abbreviation for Ferguson Crossroad: Ferguson Xrd.

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Ferguson Crossroad is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Ferguson Crossroad)
  Steele   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Ashville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ragland   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Springville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Argo   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Taits Gap   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Bird - Historic   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Straight Mountain   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hoods Crossroads   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oneonta   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Susan Moore   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Snead   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rosa   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cochran Springs   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Oak Level   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beasley - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boozer - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bruner - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clark - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Centre   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coloma - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  White City   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  East Point   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Colony   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cotnam   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Geraldine   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Attalla   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ivalee   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Egypt   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rainbow City   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Village Springs   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Clay   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Masseyline   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Palmerdale   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Breakstone Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Trussville - Historic   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Trussville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Trafford   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chalkville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pinson   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Horton   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arab   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eva   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sterrett   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Colony   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Munford   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Creel   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ferguson Crossroad ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ferguson Crossroad.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Ferguson Crossroad covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Deerman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Reeves Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ferguson Crossroad ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ferguson Crossroad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ferguson Crossroad, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ferguson Crossroad.

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 Ferguson Crossroad in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ferguson Crossroad.

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

Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Ashville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,291 people in 2017)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 690 people in 2017)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
Hood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ferguson Crossroad
 - Hood 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 Ferguson Crossroad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ferguson Crossroad in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Ferguson Crossroad:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Saint Clair 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 located in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ferguson Crossroad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferguson Crossroad. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9476, Longitude: -86.2986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ferguson Crossroad 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 Ferguson Crossroad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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