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Saints Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Saints 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 Saints 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 Saints 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 Saints 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 Saints Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Saints Crossroads: Saints Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Saints 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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saints Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saints Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saints Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Saints Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  N LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bickley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones 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 Saints Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saints Crossroads.

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

Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Saints Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saints Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saints Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saints Crossroads
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Saints Crossroads
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Saints Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Saints Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saints Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,697 people in 2017)
 - Russellville 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 Saints Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saints 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 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.

Saints Crossroads is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Saints Crossroads)
      Russellville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dennis (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Saints 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 Franklin 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saints Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5490, Longitude: -87.5889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saints Crossroads 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 Saints Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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