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Stewarts Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stewarts 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 Stewarts 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 Stewarts 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 Stewarts 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 Stewarts Crossroads.

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

Newspapers Published in Stewarts 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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stewarts Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stewarts Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stewarts Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Stewarts Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Crest 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 Stewarts Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stewarts Crossroads.

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

Brompton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Moody   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stewarts Crossroads
 - Sterrett 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 Stewarts Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stewarts 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 and hospitals 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.

Stewarts Crossroads is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Stewarts Crossroads)
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Stewarts Crossroads, see our County-by-County Page for Stewarts 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, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Stewarts 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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewarts Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5407, Longitude: -86.4575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewarts 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 Stewarts Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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