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Our Genealogical Helper for White 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 White 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 White 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 White 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 White Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for White Crossroads: White Xrds.

Newspapers Published in White 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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around White Crossroads.

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

Cemeteries Near White Crossroads ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Randolph Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  W Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Sky View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Rooks - Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Standing Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glenn - Burpee - Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Persons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ridgeway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wildcat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Merrill - Roop 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 White Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of White Crossroads.

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

High Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from White Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from White Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 5,934 people in 2017)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
Rock Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from White Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Wehadkee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Crossroads
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
West   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White Crossroads
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
Potash   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from White Crossroads
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
Cornhouse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Doublehead   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from White Crossroads
 - Doublehead 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 White Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White 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 hospitals and 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.

White Crossroads is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for White Crossroads)
      Roanoke   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Motley   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - you should note 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 White 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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee 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    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       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    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1957, Longitude: -85.3433     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White 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:

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

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