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Our Genealogical Helper for Pools 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 Pools 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 Pools 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 Pools 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 Pools Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Pools 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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pools Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pools Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pools Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Pools Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S New Cedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Vermont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peach Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Donavan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW University Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Billingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Alpine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Popwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Convert Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Coee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Lily Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lomax Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bildee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill 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 Pools Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pools Crossroads.

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

Kincheon   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pools Crossroads
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Pools Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 138 people in 2017)
 - Billingsley had a post office and no railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pools Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,756 people in 2017)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pools Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pools Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2017)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Pools Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pools Crossroads
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pools Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Pools Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena 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 Pools Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pools 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.

Pools Crossroads is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Pools Crossroads)
      Clanton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pearson   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Pools Crossroads, see our County-by-County Page for Pools 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 it should be mentioned 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 Pools 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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chilton County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chilton 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 ...

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About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pools Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7487, Longitude: -86.7194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pools 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:

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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 Pools Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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