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Morris Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Morris 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 Morris 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 Morris 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 Morris 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 Morris Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Morris Crossroads: Morris Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Morris 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 Morris Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morris Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morris Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Morris Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NW St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  E German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phoenix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ezell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elliot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E 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]     
  NE Lewter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ross 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 Morris Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Morris Crossroads.

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

Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Morris Crossroads
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Morris Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Veto   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Morris Crossroads
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morris Crossroads
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morris Crossroads
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Morris Crossroads
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Estaville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Morris Crossroads
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
Bethel (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Morris Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Morris Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring 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 Morris Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morris 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Morris Crossroads)
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 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]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 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]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Morris 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morris Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9290, Longitude: -86.9889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morris 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 Morris Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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