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Thrasher Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Thrasher 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 Thrasher 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 Thrasher 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 Thrasher 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 Thrasher Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Thrasher Crossroads: Thrasher Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Thrasher 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thrasher Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thrasher Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thrasher Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Thrasher Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duck Creek 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 Thrasher Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thrasher Crossroads.

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

Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Thrasher Crossroads
 - Sidney 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 Thrasher Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thrasher 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Thrasher Crossroads is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Thrasher Crossroads)
      Joppa   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Thrasher Crossroads, see our County-by-County Page for Thrasher 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 professional and volunteer 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 Thrasher 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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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' (or point-to-point) distance from Thrasher Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thrasher Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thrasher Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2790, Longitude: -86.4814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thrasher 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 Thrasher Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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