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Tiller Crossroads, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tiller 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 Tiller 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 Tiller 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 Tiller 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 Tiller Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tiller Crossroads: Tiller Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Tiller 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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tiller Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tiller 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 Tiller Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Tiller Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Germany Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Waites Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Milltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abanda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Finley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Vickers 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 Tiller Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tiller Crossroads.

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

Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tiller Crossroads
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Tiller Crossroads
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tiller Crossroads
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tiller Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Marcoot   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tiller Crossroads
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tiller Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 209 people in 2016)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tiller Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Milltown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tiller Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
Truett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Tiller Crossroads
 - Truett 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 Tiller Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tiller 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Tiller Crossroads is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Tiller Crossroads)
      Penton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Tiller 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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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 that begins in Tiller Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tiller Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tiller Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9898, Longitude: -85.5722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tiller 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 Tiller Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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