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Gann Crossroad, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gann 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 Gann 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 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 Gann 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 Gann 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 Gann Crossroad.

  • Typical abbreviation for Gann Crossroad: Gann Xrd.

Newspapers Published in Gann 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gann Crossroad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gann Crossroad, 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 Gann Crossroad.

Cemeteries Near Gann Crossroad ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Hartline Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Company Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swafford 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 Gann Crossroad in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gann Crossroad.

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

Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gann Crossroad
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gann Crossroad
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gann Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gann Crossroad
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Gann Crossroad
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Gann Crossroad
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gann Crossroad
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gann Crossroad
 - Snake Creek 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 Gann Crossroad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gann Crossroad 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.

Gann Crossroad 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 Gann Crossroad. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Gann Crossroad:

DeKalb     (The home county for Gann Crossroad)
      Ider   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Point (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cohutta (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Gann Crossroad:

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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Gordon 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    
Grundy 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    
Sequatchie 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
Also see ...

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gann Crossroad. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Gann Crossroad. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gann Crossroad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gann Crossroad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7262, Longitude: -85.6166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gann 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 Gann Crossroad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gann Crossroad.