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Kendall Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kendall 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 Kendall 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 Kendall 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 Kendall 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 Kendall Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Kendall Crossroads: Kendall Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Kendall 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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kendall Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kendall 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 Kendall Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Kendall Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Sturkie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Finley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spratling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Boyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Handy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Waites Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Maddox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gold Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Luke CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Waverly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morgan 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.<4>

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

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

Blackman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kendall Crossroads
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kendall Crossroads
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
Judson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Kendall Crossroads
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
Boyds   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kendall Crossroads
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Kendall Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kendall Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
LaFayette   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kendall Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,968 people in 2016)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kendall Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kendall Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 975 people in 2016)
 - Camp Hill 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 Kendall Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kendall 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Kendall Crossroads is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Kendall Crossroads)
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - you should note 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 Kendall 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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers 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 Kendall Crossroads. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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 that begins in Kendall Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kendall Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kendall Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8368, Longitude: -85.5072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kendall 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: findagrave.com.

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<3>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Kendall Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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