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Linn Crossing, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Linn Crossing ...

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 Linn Crossing (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 Linn Crossing. 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 Linn Crossing ...

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 Linn Crossing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Linn Crossing: Linn Xing.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Linn Crossing is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Linn Crossing)
  Graysville   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Sayre   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Alden   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cardiff   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Pinkney City   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Robbins Crossroads   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Adamsville   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Brookside   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Daisey City   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Media   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Watson   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Town   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  County Line   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bangor   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Nectar   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Colony   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bremen   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  White City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Logan   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Berry   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
  Argo   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodland Village   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Moody   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Springville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Helena   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vance   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Samantha   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dora   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Creel   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Empire   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Barney   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sipsey   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Falls City   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arley   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Slick Ford   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Houston   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Addison   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Linn Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Linn Crossing.

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 Linn Crossing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Linns Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cardiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bagley Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Maben Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Horizon Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Empire Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Salter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phillips Freewill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Linn Crossing ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Linn Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Linn Crossing, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Linn Crossing.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cardiff   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Linn Crossing
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 55 people in 2018)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
Blossburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Linn Crossing
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Linn Crossing
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Linn Crossing
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Linn Crossing
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,323 people in 2018)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Linn Crossing
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Linn Crossing
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Linn Crossing
 - Sandusky 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 Linn Crossing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Linn Crossing in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Linn Crossing:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Linn Crossing ...

While our initial data about Linn Crossing came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Linn Crossing in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Linn Crossing.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Linn Crossing:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Linn Crossing. See our Misc Page for Linn Crossing for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linn Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6773, Longitude: -86.9664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linn Crossing 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 Linn Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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