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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 14 miles [22.5 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  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Alabama National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harles Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson - Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Montevallo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shelby Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dargin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nabors Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Session Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Linholm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh - Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brierfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Carlton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boothton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cahaba Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pelham 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 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.

Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moores Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,723 people in 2016)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Moores Crossroads
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moores Crossroads
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moores Crossroads
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moores Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Moores Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moores Crossroads
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moores Crossroads
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office

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 southeast 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 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.

Moores Crossroads is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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:

Shelby     (The home county for Moores Crossroads)
      Montevallo   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 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 visit 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 - 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 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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

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 Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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' distance that starts in Moores Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.1507, Longitude: -86.8264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moores 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 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.