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Kingdom Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kingdom 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 Kingdom 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 Kingdom 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 Kingdom 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 Kingdom Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Kingdom Crossroads: Kingdom Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Kingdom 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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingdom Crossroads.

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

Cemeteries Near Kingdom Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Old Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Beaver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Shelby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Columbiana Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Verchot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Gardens of Rest   [Map]     
  NE Heaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ft. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Heaslet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Talladega Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kahatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walton 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 Kingdom Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kingdom Crossroads.

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

Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Columbiana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,539 people in 2016)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
Wilsonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,987 people in 2016)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kingdom Crossroads
 - South Calera 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 Kingdom Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kingdom 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 hospitals and 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.

Kingdom Crossroads is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Kingdom Crossroads)
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 stretches from Kingdom Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kingdom Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingdom Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1610, Longitude: -86.5550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingdom 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>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 Kingdom Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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