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Our Genealogical Helper for Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Jones 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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jones Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jones Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jones Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Jones Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bay Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Selma Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dothan City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Purvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lassiter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pinckard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gates of Heaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memphis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Christian Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sylvan Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Cowarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel 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 Jones Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jones Crossroads.

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

Tidwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jones Crossroads
 - Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service
Midland City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Jones Crossroads
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
Keyton's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jones Crossroads
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
Big Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jones Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jones Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,464 people in 2017)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Fadette   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jones Crossroads
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jones Crossroads
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
Headland   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jones Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,683 people in 2017)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
Ashford   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Jones Crossroads
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Jones Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jones 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Jones Crossroads is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

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

Houston     (The home county for Jones Crossroads)
      Parker Village   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clio   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Black   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Samson   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Headland   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Capps   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Graball   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parramore (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (FL)
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Houston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Houston 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.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Jones Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jones Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jones Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2107, Longitude: -85.4847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jones Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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:

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

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