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Fridays Crossing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fridays Crossing ...

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 Fridays Crossing (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 Fridays Crossing. 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 Fridays Crossing ...

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 Fridays Crossing.

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

Newspapers Published in Fridays Crossing ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fridays Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fridays Crossing, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fridays Crossing.

Cemeteries Near Fridays Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fridays Crossing.

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 Fridays Crossing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Grove 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 Fridays Crossing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fridays Crossing.

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

Clarence   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Fridays Crossing
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fridays Crossing
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fridays Crossing
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fridays Crossing
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fridays Crossing
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fridays Crossing
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fridays Crossing
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fridays Crossing
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fridays Crossing
 - Highmound 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 Fridays Crossing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fridays Crossing 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.

Fridays Crossing is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Fridays Crossing)
      Clarence   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Fridays Crossing:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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    
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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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 Fridays Crossing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fridays Crossing) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fridays Crossing. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fridays Crossing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fridays Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0605, Longitude: -86.4332     [Map].

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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 Fridays Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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