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Knightens Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Knightens 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 Knightens 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 Knightens 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 Knightens 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 Knightens Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Knightens 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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Knightens Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Knightens Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Knightens Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Knightens Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Littlejohn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Youngs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ohatchee #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wellborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Community Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW McCain's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Nances Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  E Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Munger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence 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 Knightens Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Knightens Crossroads.

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

Gnatville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Knightens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
Adelia - Historic   [Map]
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Knightens Crossroads
 - Adelia had a post office and no railroad service
Reaves   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Knightens Crossroads
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
Colvins Gap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Knightens Crossroads
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Merrellton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Knightens Crossroads
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
Piedmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Knightens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,666 people in 2016)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
Nances Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Knightens Crossroads
 - Nances Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ladiga   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Knightens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
Ricks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Knightens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
Hokes Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Knightens Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,277 people in 2016)
 - Hokes Bluff 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 Knightens Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Knightens 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 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.

Knightens Crossroads is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Knightens Crossroads)
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson 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 Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 Knightens Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Knightens Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knightens Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9565, Longitude: -85.7144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knightens 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 Knightens Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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