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Old Atkinson Crossing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Atkinson 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 Old Atkinson 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 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 Old Atkinson 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 Old Atkinson 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 Old Atkinson Crossing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Old Atkinson Crossing: Old Atkinson Xing.

Newspapers Published in Old Atkinson 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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Atkinson Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Atkinson Crossing, 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 Old Atkinson Crossing.

Cemeteries Near Old Atkinson Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Atkinson 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 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 Old Atkinson Crossing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swint - Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Holstun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Holstum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lovelace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Emory Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillcrest Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forty Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pinewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Standing Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Huguley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tatum Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sky View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Higgins Family 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 Old Atkinson Crossing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Atkinson Crossing.

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

Fredonia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
Crowder (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - Crowder had a post office and no railroad service
Long Cane (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,728 people in 2015)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
Gabbettville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
Finley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Five Points   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
Stroud   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Old Atkinson Crossing
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Old Atkinson Crossing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Atkinson Crossing 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 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.

Old Atkinson Crossing is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Old Atkinson Crossing)
      Fredonia   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Valley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gay (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Old Atkinson Crossing:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers 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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The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Old Atkinson Crossing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Atkinson Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Atkinson Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9635, Longitude: -85.2349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Atkinson Crossing 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 Old Atkinson Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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