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Foster Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Foster 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 Foster 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 Foster 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 Foster 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 Foster Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Foster Crossroads: Foster Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Foster 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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Foster Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Foster Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Foster Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Foster Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waites Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abanda Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Germany Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Finley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Handy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milam 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 Foster Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Foster Crossroads.

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

Marcoot   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Foster Crossroads
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Foster Crossroads
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Chapel Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Foster Crossroads
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Milltown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Foster Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Foster Crossroads
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Foster Crossroads
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Foster Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Foster Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
Blackman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Foster Crossroads
 - Blackman 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 Foster Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Foster 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Foster Crossroads is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Foster Crossroads)
      Penton   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Foster 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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Foster Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Foster Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foster Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9937, Longitude: -85.5180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Foster 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 Foster Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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