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Hollis Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hollis 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 Hollis 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 Hollis 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 Hollis 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 Hollis Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hollis Crossroads: Hollis Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Hollis 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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hollis Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hollis Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hollis Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Hollis Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Hepsabah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beason Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Delta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davistown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Black Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Iron City 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 Hollis Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hollis Crossroads.

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

Chulafinnee   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hollis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Chulafinnee had a post office and no railroad service
Abel   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hollis Crossroads
 - Abel had a post office and no railroad service
Micaville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hollis Crossroads
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
Belltown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hollis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Belltown had a post office and no railroad service
Delta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hollis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
Arbacoochee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hollis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Arbacoochee had a post office and no railroad service
Milner   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hollis Crossroads
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
Heflin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hollis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 383 people (with 3,474 people in 2016)
 - Heflin had a post office and railroad service
De Armanville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hollis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
Christiana   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Hollis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana 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 Hollis Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hollis 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 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.

Hollis Crossroads is located in Cleburne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Randolph, Talladega, Carroll (GA), Haralson (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cleburne     (The home county for Hollis Crossroads)
      Abel   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saks   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Hollis 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 Cleburne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cleburne County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hollis 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Hollis Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hollis Crossroads) 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 Hollis Crossroads. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hollis Crossroads

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hollis Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5238, Longitude: -85.6375     [Map].

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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 Hollis Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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