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Fowlers Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fowlers 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 Fowlers 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 Fowlers 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 Fowlers 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 Fowlers Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Fowlers 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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fowlers Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fowlers Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fowlers Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Fowlers Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New River Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodge Chapel 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 Fowlers Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fowlers Crossroads.

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

Stough   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fowlers Crossroads
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fowlers Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fowlers 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Fowlers Crossroads is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Fowlers Crossroads)
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fowlers Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8012, Longitude: -87.6633     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fowlers 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 Fowlers Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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