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Locke Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Locke 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 Locke 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 Locke 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 Locke 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 Locke Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Locke Crossroads: Locke 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Locke Crossroads is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Locke Crossroads)
  Elkmont   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Caro   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lester   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hollytree   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Paint Rock   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Comer   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belew - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wren   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Toney   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Meridianville   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Normal   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Moore's Mill   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bedford (TN)
  Whitaker (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Petersburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belleville (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marshall (TN)
  Delina (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cornersville (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Town (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Orrs (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Hill (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Maury (TN)
  Southport (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
  Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Locke Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ezell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elliot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phoenix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Milhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Motes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Delap - Clemant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lewter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Concord Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corpier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cummins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bledsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dunnavant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Locke 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Locke Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Locke Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Locke 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.<3>

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

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

Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Locke Crossroads
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Locke Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Locke Crossroads
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Veto   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Locke Crossroads
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
Estaville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Locke Crossroads
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Locke Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Locke Crossroads
 - Elkmont Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Locke Crossroads
 - Gipsy 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 Locke Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Locke Crossroads in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 Locke 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Bedford County (TN):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (TN):     Cyndi's



Maury County (TN):     Cyndi's



Moore County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

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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- Locke Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Locke Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9356, Longitude: -86.9517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Locke 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:

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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 Locke Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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