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Our Genealogy Helper for Richards 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 Richards 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Richards 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 Richards 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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

  • A typical abbreviation for Richards Crossroads: Richards Xrds.
  • While the name of this community is Richards Crossroads, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Richards Crossroads may originally have been Richard's Crossroads.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Richards Crossroads might be written as Richard Crossroads.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Richards Crossroads is located in Barbour County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

  • Barbour County     (The home county of Richards Crossroads)
    • Baker Hill [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker Hill
      • Baker Hill [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Hill
    • Eufaula [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eufaula
      • Eufaula [Barbour County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,709 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eufaula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eufaula<4>
    • Clayton [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<4>
    • Blue Springs [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Barbour County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 87 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Louisville [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Barbour County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
    • Big Eddy [Barbour County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Eddy
      • Big Eddy [Barbour County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
    • Clio [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Barbour County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<4>
    • Comer [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comer
      • Comer [Barbour County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comer
    • Elamville [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elamville
      • Elamville [Barbour County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elamville
    • Spring Hill [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Barbour County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
  • Bullock County
    • Midway [Bullock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Bullock County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Smuteye [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smuteye
      • Smuteye [Bullock County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smuteye
    • Perote [Bullock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perote have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perote
      • Perote [Bullock County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perote
    • Union Springs [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Springs
      • Union Springs [Bullock County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Springs<4>
  • Dale County
    • Clopton [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clopton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clopton
      • Clopton [Dale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clopton
    • Bertha [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bertha
      • Bertha [Dale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bertha
    • Skipperville [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skipperville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skipperville
      • Skipperville [Dale County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skipperville
    • Phillips Crossroads [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips Crossroads
      • Phillips Crossroads [Dale County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips Crossroads
    • Mabson [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabson
      • Mabson [Dale County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabson
    • Ariton [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ariton
      • Ariton [Dale County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ariton
    • Ozark [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozark
      • Ozark [Dale County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark<4>
    • Napier Field [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napier Field have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier Field
      • Napier Field [Dale County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 344 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier Field
    • Grimes [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes
      • Grimes [Dale County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes
    • Midland City [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
      • Midland City [Dale County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,358 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City<4>
    • Newton [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Dale County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,456 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Pinckard [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinckard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinckard
      • Pinckard [Dale County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinckard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinckard<4>
    • Fort Rucker [Dale County]
  • Henry County
    • Screamer [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamer
      • Screamer [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screamer
    • Graball [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graball
      • Graball [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graball
    • Abbeville [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<4>
    • Shorterville [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorterville
      • Shorterville [Henry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorterville
    • Capps [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capps
      • Capps [Henry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capps
    • Oakey Grove [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakey Grove
      • Oakey Grove [Henry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakey Grove
    • Newville [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newville
      • Newville [Henry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newville
    • Haleburg [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleburg
      • Haleburg [Henry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haleburg
    • Headland [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headland
      • Headland [Henry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Headland<4>
  • Houston County
    • Kinsey [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
      • Kinsey [Houston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinsey
    • Columbia [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Houston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<4>
    • Webb [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Houston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webb<4>
    • Dothan [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dothan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dothan
      • Dothan [Houston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 68,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dothan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dothan<4>
    • Cowarts [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
      • Cowarts [Houston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,079 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowarts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts<4>
    • Parish [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parish
      • Parish [Houston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parish<4>
    • Ashford [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Houston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,181 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford<4>
    • Avon [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Houston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
  • Pike County
    • Tennille [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennille
      • Tennille [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennille
    • Brundidge [Pike County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brundidge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brundidge
      • Brundidge [Pike County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brundidge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brundidge<4>
    • Banks [Pike County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Pike County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks<4>
  • Russell County
    • Glenville [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Russell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Cottonton [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonton
      • Cottonton [Russell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonton
    • Pittsview [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsview
      • Pittsview [Russell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsview<4>
    • Hurtsboro [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurtsboro
      • Hurtsboro [Russell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurtsboro
    • Seale [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seale
      • Seale [Russell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seale<4>
  • Calhoun County (GA)
    • Edison [Calhoun County]
    • Arlington [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,326 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<4>
  • Clay County (GA)
    • Fort Gaines [Clay County]
    • Bellville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellville
      • Bellville [Clay County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellville
    • Bluffton [Clay County]
  • Early County (GA)
    • Blakely [Early County]
    • Rock Hill [Early County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Early County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Cedar Springs [Early County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
      • Cedar Springs [Early County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,997 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Springs<4>
    • Hentown [Early County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hentown
      • Hentown [Early County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hentown
  • Quitman County (GA)
    • Georgetown [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Quitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Morris [Quitman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morris
      • Morris [Quitman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morris<4>
  • Randolph County (GA)
    • Coleman [Randolph County]
    • Cuthbert [Randolph County]
    • Wades [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wades
      • Wades [Randolph County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the east of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,858 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wades
    • Brooksville [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Randolph County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<3> to the east of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
    • Shellman [Randolph County]
  • Stewart County (GA)
    • Sanford [Stewart County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [Stewart County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Florence [Stewart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Stewart County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Omaha [Stewart County]
    • Lumpkin [Stewart County]
    • Louvale [Stewart County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louvale
      • Louvale [Stewart County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louvale<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Richards 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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Richards Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Richards Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Richards 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 and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Richards Crossroads:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Georgia

Cemeteries Near Richards Crossroads ...

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

  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • County Line Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the County Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the County Line Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Freemount Cemetery
  • Lawrenceville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawrenceville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawrenceville Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceville Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Liberty Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
    • Chester Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chester Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chester Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Chapel Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Missioanry Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Liberty Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Liberty Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
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    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Hope Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
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    • Walker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walker Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
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    • Judson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Judson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Judson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Judson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judson Cemetery

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.<6>

While we didn't find Richards Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Richards Crossroads.

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

  • Lawrenceville [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceville
    • Lawrenceville [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawrenceville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceville
  • Oateston [Barbour County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oateston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oateston
    • Oateston [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Richards Crossroads
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oateston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oateston
  • Cotton Hill [Barbour County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
    • Cotton Hill [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill
  • Otho [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otho
    • Otho [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Richards Crossroads
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Otho had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otho
  • Abbeville [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
    • Abbeville [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Richards Crossroads
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,560 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<4>
  • Tullis [Barbour County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tullis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullis
    • Tullis [Barbour County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tullis had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tullis
  • Continue List ...
    • White Oak [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Barbour County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, White Oak had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
    • Eufaula [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eufaula
      • Eufaula [Barbour County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,394 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,709 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eufaula had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eufaula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eufaula<4>
    • Clopton [Dale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clopton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clopton
      • Clopton [Dale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clopton
    • Georgetown [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Quitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Richards Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 348 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Georgetown had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Shorterville [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorterville
      • Shorterville [Henry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 206 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shorterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorterville
    • Clayton [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Richards Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 997 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,847 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clayton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<4>
    • Fort Gaines [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gaines
      • Fort Gaines [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Richards Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,097 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Gaines had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Gaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Gaines<4>
    • Hatcher [Quitman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatcher
      • Hatcher [Quitman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Richards Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hatcher had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
    • Bertha [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bertha
      • Bertha [Dale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Richards Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bertha

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Richards Crossroads. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richards Crossroads.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richards Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richards Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7371, Longitude: -85.2644       In this case, the coordinates for Richards Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Richards Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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