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Garrards Crossroads, Alabama

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Census Data for Garrards Crossroads ...

Although we found mention of Garrards Crossroads during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Garrards Crossroads. If you can help us locate Garrards Crossroads, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Garrards Crossroads<2> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Houston County ...

Garrards Crossroads is located in Houston County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Houston County.

Miscellaneous Information for Garrards Crossroads ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Houston County or the community of Garrards Crossroads:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 069 (Houston County)

Place Code: 29152 (Garrards Crossroads)

State & County Code: 01/069 (Alabama / Houston County)

State & Place Code: 01/29152 (Alabama / Garrards Crossroads)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Garrards Crossroads is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Garrards Crossroads.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Houston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Garrards Crossroads and then turned east". While Garrards Crossroads could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Garrards Crossroads as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Garrards Crossroads could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Garrards Crossroads.

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<2>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Garrards Crossroads may originally have been Garrard's Crossroads. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Garrards Crossroads might be written as Garrard Crossroads. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Garrards Crossroads.

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