A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Thomas Crossroad, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Thomas Crossroad

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for
Thomas Crossroad
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Thomas Crossroad ...

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 Thomas Crossroad (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 Thomas Crossroad. 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 Thomas Crossroad ...

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 Thomas Crossroad.

  • Typical abbreviation for Thomas Crossroad: Thomas Xrd.

Newspapers Published in Thomas Crossroad ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thomas Crossroad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thomas Crossroad, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thomas Crossroad.

Cemeteries Near Thomas Crossroad ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thomas Crossroad.

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 Thomas Crossroad covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel AME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Petrey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vernledge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanders 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.<4>

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

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

Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thomas Crossroad
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thomas Crossroad
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thomas Crossroad
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thomas Crossroad
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Thomas Crossroad
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
Petrey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thomas Crossroad
 - Petrey had a post office and railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Thomas Crossroad
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Live Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thomas Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Live Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thomas Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson 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 Thomas Crossroad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thomas Crossroad 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 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.

Thomas Crossroad is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Thomas Crossroad)
      Goshen   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Troy   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Thomas Crossroad:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 stretches from Thomas Crossroad. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomas Crossroad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas Crossroad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7765, Longitude: -86.1286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas Crossroad have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<3>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

- Return to Citation

<4>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 Thomas Crossroad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thomas Crossroad.