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Census Data for Phillips Crossroads ...

Although we found mention of Phillips Crossroads during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Phillips Crossroads. If you can help us locate Phillips Crossroads, please Contact Us.




As far as we can tell, Phillips Crossroads<2> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Shelby County ...

Phillips Crossroads is located in Shelby County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Shelby County.

Miscellaneous Information for Phillips Crossroads ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Shelby County or the community of Phillips Crossroads:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 117 (Shelby County)

Place Code: 59520 (Phillips Crossroads)

State & County Code: 01/117 (Alabama / Shelby County)

State & Place Code: 01/59520 (Alabama / Phillips Crossroads)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Phillips Crossroads is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Phillips Crossroads.

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The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Phillips Crossroads and then turned west". While Phillips Crossroads could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Phillips Crossroads as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Phillips Crossroads could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Phillips Crossroads: This one is located in Shelby County and the other is located in Dale County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Phillips Crossroads.

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<2>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Phillips Crossroads may originally have been Phillip's Crossroads. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Phillips Crossroads might be written as Phillip Crossroads. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Phillips Crossroads.

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