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Johnsons Crossing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Johnsons 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 Johnsons 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 Johnsons 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 Johnsons 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 Johnsons Crossing.

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

Newspapers Published in Johnsons 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnsons Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Johnsons Crossing, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Johnsons Crossing.

Cemeteries Near Johnsons Crossing ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant 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.<2>

While we didn't find Johnsons Crossing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Johnsons Crossing.

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

Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Johnsons Crossing
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Johnsons Crossing
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 498 people in 2016)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Johnsons Crossing
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Johnsons Crossing
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Johnsons Crossing
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Johnsons Crossing
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Johnsons Crossing
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Johnsons Crossing
 - Simcoe 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 Johnsons Crossing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Johnsons 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Johnsons Crossing is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Johnsons Crossing)
      White City   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Johnsons 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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Johnsons Crossing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Johnsons Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnsons Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0890, Longitude: -86.7967     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnsons Crossing 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 Johnsons Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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