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Our Genealogy Helper for Liberty 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 Liberty 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Liberty Crossroads: Liberty Xrds.

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.

Liberty 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 Liberty Crossroads. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Liberty Crossroads:

  DirDistance
Chambers     (The home county for Liberty Crossroads)
  Cusseta   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  LaFayette   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Huguley   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lanett   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eady City   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Plant City   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Valley   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Penton   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Five Points   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Abanda   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Standing Rock   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Clay
  Motley   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
  Ray   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kellyton   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Equality   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
  Tallassee   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kent   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eclectic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
  Erie - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Lee
  Opelika   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  The Bottle   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ridgewood Village   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Loachapoka   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beauregard   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Prince Crossroads   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marvyn   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smith's Station   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smiths   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Macon
  Notasulga   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Liberty City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tuskegee   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Calebee   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
  Roanoke   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Rock Mills   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wedowee   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Russell
  Crawford   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ladonia   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Phenix City   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fontaine Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hatchechubbee   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Seale   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hurtsboro   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Mitchell   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
  Camp Hill   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Slaughters - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Frog Eye   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  New Site   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reeltown   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tallapoosa City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
  Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harris (GA)
  Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hamilton (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cataula (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Heard (GA)
  Glenn (GA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Franklin (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Corinth (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
  Fortson (GA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bibb City (GA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  City Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Columbus (GA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baker Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Midland (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Troup (GA)
  West Point (GA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  LaGrange (GA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Asta Village (GA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mountville (GA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hogansville (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Liberty Crossroads ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Liberty 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Liberty Crossroads covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Boyds Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Spratling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Luke CME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Sturkie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Finley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Handy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John UMC Cemetery<4>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cusseta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maddox Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Gold Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Emory Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Waverly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mt. Traveler MB Church Cemetery<5>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Farmville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evangel Temple Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holstun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holstum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCord Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Liberty 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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Liberty Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Liberty Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Liberty Crossroads.

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.<6>

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

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

Boyds   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Liberty Crossroads
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
 
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Liberty Crossroads
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Liberty Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Liberty Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 123 people in 2018)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
 
LaFayette   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Liberty Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,934 people in 2018)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Liberty Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Liberty Crossroads
 - Blackman 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 Liberty Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Liberty Crossroads in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Liberty Crossroads:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Elmore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Russell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chattahoochee County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harris County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Heard County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Muscogee County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Chambers County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Georgia

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Liberty 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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8018, Longitude: -85.4133     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at: Christian Methodist Episcopal Church website.

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<3>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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<4>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<5>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.

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<6>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 Liberty Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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