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Moores Crossroads, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Moores 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 Moores 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 Moores 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 Moores 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 Moores Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Moores 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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moores Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moores Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moores Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Moores Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirby 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.<2>

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

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

Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moores Crossroads
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Moores Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moores Crossroads
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moores Crossroads
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moores Crossroads
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moores Crossroads
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Moores Crossroads
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moores Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Skirum   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Moores Crossroads
 - Skirum 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 Moores Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moores 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Moores Crossroads is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Moores Crossroads)
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Moores 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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moores Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4165, Longitude: -85.9525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moores Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Moores Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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