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Tanner Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tanner 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 Tanner 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 Tanner 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 Tanner 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 Tanner Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tanner Crossroads: Tanner Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Tanner 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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tanner Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tanner Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tanner Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Tanner Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nick Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gordon 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 Tanner Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tanner Crossroads.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tanner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Tanner Crossroads
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Tanner Crossroads
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tanner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tanner Crossroads
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tanner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Tanner Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tanner Crossroads
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tanner Crossroads
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tanner Crossroads
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tanner Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tanner 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.

Tanner Crossroads is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Tanner Crossroads)
      Tanner   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Athens   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Tanner 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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tanner Crossroads. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanner Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7312, Longitude: -86.9550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanner 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: findagrave.com.

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

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