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Davis Crossroads, Georgia
(Walker County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Davis 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 Davis 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Davis 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 Davis 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 Davis Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Davis Crossroads: Davis Xrds.

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.

Davis Crossroads is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: DeKalb (AL), Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Whitfield & Hamilton (TN).

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

Walker     (The home county for Davis Crossroads)
  Kensington   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  LaFayette   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Linwood   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Rock Spring   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Chickamauga   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Chattanooga Valley   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Flintstone   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Fairview   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Dewberry Town   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Park City   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Lookout Mountain   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Rock City   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Rossville   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Adairsville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Blue Spring   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Fort Oglethorpe   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Boynton   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Lakeview   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Ringgold   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Indian Springs   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Graysville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Catoosa Springs   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Trion   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Cloudland   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Menlo   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Summerville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Berryton   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Lyerly   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Rising Fawn   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Trenton   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Stewart Town   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Wildwood   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Cole City   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Floyd Springs   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Armuchee   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Glenwood   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Shannon   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Coosa   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Mount Berry   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Rome   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Lindale   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Hill City   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Sugar Valley   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Resaca   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Damascus   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Calhoun   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  New Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Plainville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Oakman   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Chatsworth   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Eton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Ball Ground   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Crandall   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Cisco   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Tennga   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Carters   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Trickum   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Crow - Historic   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Rocky Face   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Tunnel Hill   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Crown Mill Village   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Dalton   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Union Point   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Varnell   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Cohutta   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
Cherokee (AL)
  Berry Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Broomtown (AL)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Cedar Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Taft (AL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Gaylesville (AL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Grantville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Cedar Bluff (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Kirk's Grove (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
DeKalb (AL)
  Mentone (AL)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Ider (AL)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Valley Head (AL)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Hammondville (AL)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Cordell (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Alpine (AL)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Henagar (AL)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Fort Payne (AL)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Sylvania (AL)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Douglas (AL)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Chavies (AL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Pine Ridge (AL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Rainsville (AL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
Jackson (AL)
  Higdon (AL)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Flat Rock (AL)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Bryant (AL)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Bridgeport (AL)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Browns Valley (AL) - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Copenhagen (AL) - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  New Town (AL)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Stevenson (AL)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Pisgah (AL)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Fackler (AL)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Gray (AL) - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Dutton (AL)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Hollywood (AL)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
Bradley (TN)
  Mineral Park (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Wildwood Lake (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Bent Tree Acres (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  South Cleveland (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Cleveland (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  East Cleveland (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Grundy (TN)
  White City (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
Hamilton (TN)
  Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  East Ridge (TN)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Lake Village (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Valley Village (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Ryall Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Midvale (TN)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>
Marion (TN)
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Jasper (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Whitwell (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Condra (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
Sequatchie (TN)
  Cartwright (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Center Point (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Davis 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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Davis Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Davis Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Davis 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 and 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 Davis Crossroads:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bartow County:     Cyndi's



Catoosa County:     Cyndi's



Chattooga County:     Cyndi's



Dade County:     Cyndi's



Floyd County:     Cyndi's



Gordon County:     Cyndi's



Murray County:     Cyndi's



Whitfield County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County (AL):     Cyndi's



DeKalb County (AL):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (AL):     Cyndi's



Bradley County (TN):     Cyndi's



Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Hamilton County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's



Sequatchie County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Georgia,
Cemeteries of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Georgia   Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Georgia

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 Georgia
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Davis Crossroads ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Davis 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Davis Crossroads covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  N Harding Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  SE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coulter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  SW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garmany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Singleterry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cove Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE LaFayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tri-County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crestlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Owings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKaig Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE District Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lookout Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rape Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Company Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  WSW Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chattooga Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chickamauga Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  SW Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Paynes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goodram Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Naomi Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wood Station Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ringgold Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Peavine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chattanooga Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whit Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Long 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 Davis Crossroads in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Davis Crossroads.

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

Estelle   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles<1> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Davis Crossroads
 - Estelle had a post office and no railroad service
Kensington   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles<1> to the North (N) from Davis Crossroads
 - Kensington had a post office and no railroad service
Cassandra   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Davis Crossroads
 - Cassandra had railroad service and no post office
Cooper Heights   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Davis Crossroads
 - Cooper Heights had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Davis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 370 people
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
LaFayette   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE) from Davis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 377 people (with 7,268 people in 2018)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
Pond Spring   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Davis Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Pond Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Henrys - Historic   [Map]
 - While Henrys was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the North (N) from Davis Crossroads
 - Henrys had railroad service and no post office
Salem - Historic   [Map]
 - While Salem was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the East (E) from Davis Crossroads
 - Salem 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 Davis Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Davis Crossroads in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davis Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7554, Longitude: -85.3680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Davis Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Davis Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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