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Our Genealogy Helper for Bells 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 Bells 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 Bells 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.

Name Variations for Bells Crossroads ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

  • A typical abbreviation for Bells Crossroads: Bells Xrds.
  • While the name of this community is Bells Crossroads, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Bells Crossroads may originally have been Bell's Crossroads.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Bells Crossroads might be written as Bell Crossroads.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 and hospitals 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.

Bells Crossroads is located in Colleton County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colleton County: Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Charleston, Dorchester, Hampton & Orangeburg.

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

  • Colleton County     (The home county of Bells Crossroads)
    • Ruffin [Colleton County]
    • Williams [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Colleton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<3>
    • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sniders Crossroads
      • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sniders Crossroads
    • Islandton [Colleton County]
    • Smoaks [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoaks
      • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<3>
    • Ashton [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Colleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Lodge [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge
      • Lodge [Colleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge<3>
    • Johnsville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Colleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Walterboro [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walterboro
      • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walterboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<3>
    • Canadys [Colleton County]
    • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drigger Crossroads
      • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Bells Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drigger Crossroads
    • Round O [Colleton County]
    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottageville
      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottageville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottageville<3>
  • Allendale County
    • Sycamore [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
      • Sycamore [Allendale County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sycamore<3>
    • Fairfax [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Allendale County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,622 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<3>
    • Ulmer [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulmer
      • Ulmer [Allendale County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulmer<3>
    • Allendale [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
      • Allendale [Allendale County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allendale<3>
    • Martin [Allendale County]
  • Bamberg County
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrhardt
      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrhardt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<3>
    • Olar [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olar
      • Olar [Bamberg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olar<3>
    • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamberg
      • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<3>
    • Govan [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
      • Govan [Bamberg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Govan
    • Denmark [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<3>
  • Barnwell County
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilda
      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<3>
    • Kline [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kline
      • Kline [Barnwell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kline<3>
    • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
      • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<3>
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackville
      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<3>
    • Snelling [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snelling
      • Snelling [Barnwell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snelling have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snelling
  • Beaufort County
    • Yemassee [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yemassee
      • Yemassee [Beaufort County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yemassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yemassee<3>
    • Sheldon [Beaufort County]
    • Lobeco [Beaufort County]
    • Dale [Beaufort County]
    • Seabrook [Beaufort County]
    • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
      • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<3>
    • Burton [Beaufort County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Charleston County
    • Canady Landing [Charleston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canady Landing
      • Canady Landing [Charleston County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
    • Adams Run [Charleston County]
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<3>
    • Lincolnville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnville
      • Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnville
    • Hollywood [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<3>
    • Meggett [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meggett
      • Meggett [Charleston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meggett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meggett<3>
  • Dorchester County
    • Grover [Dorchester County]
    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reevesville
      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reevesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reevesville<3>
    • Saint George [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<3>
    • Dorchester [Dorchester County]
    • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
      • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleyville<3>
    • Ridgeville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeville
      • Ridgeville [Dorchester County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeville<3>
    • Summerville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Dorchester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerville<3>
  • Hampton County
    • Miley [Hampton County]
    • Crocketville [Hampton County]
    • Varnville [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnville
      • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<3>
    • Early Branch [Hampton County]
    • Hampton [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>
    • Pond Town [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Town
      • Pond Town [Hampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Town
    • Barkerville [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barkerville
      • Barkerville [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • Barkerville has also been known as:
      • Haywardville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barkerville
    • Brunson [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunson
      • Brunson [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunson<3>
    • Gifford [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gifford
      • Gifford [Hampton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gifford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gifford<3>
    • Luray [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Hampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<3>
    • Estill [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estill
      • Estill [Hampton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill<3>
    • Furman [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Hampton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<3>
    • Scotia [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
      • Scotia [Hampton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia<3>
  • Jasper County
    • Pineland [Jasper County]
    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • Tillman [Jasper County]
  • Orangeburg County
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<3>
    • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixty Six
      • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixty Six
    • Bowman [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Orangeburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<3>
    • Rowesville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowesville
      • Rowesville [Orangeburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowesville<3>
    • Cope [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cope
      • Cope [Orangeburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cope<3>
    • Cordova [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Orangeburg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
    • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill
      • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Hill<3>
    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeburg
      • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<3>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<3>
    • Santee [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santee
      • Santee [Orangeburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santee<3>
    • Vance [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Orangeburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bells Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<3>
  • Effingham County (GA)
    • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
      • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,063 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Sisters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Sisters Ferry

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

Newspapers Published in Bells 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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bells Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bells Crossroads, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bells Crossroads.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Bells Crossroads:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Bells Crossroads ...

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

  • Old Field Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Field Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Field Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Field Creek Cemetery
  • Sykes Savannah UMC Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ruffin Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruffin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Breland Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Breland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Colonel Joseph Risher Cemetery
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    • Williams Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ulmer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ulmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tabor Cemetery
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    • John Herndon Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Herndon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smyly Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smyly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warren - Key Cemetery
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    • Strickland Cemetery
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    • Smith Cemetery
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    • Cross Swamp Cemetery
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Islandton [Colleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islandton
    • Islandton [Colleton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Islandton had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Islandton<3>
  • Ashton [Colleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
    • Ashton [Colleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Miley [Hampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miley
    • Miley [Hampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Miley had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miley<3>
  • Walterboro [Colleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walterboro
    • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,171 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walterboro had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<3>
  • Crocketville [Hampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocketville
    • Crocketville [Hampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Bells Crossroads
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crocketville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crocketville<3>
  • Hendersonville [Colleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Colleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 286 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hendersonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Varnville [Hampton County]
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      • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 553 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Varnville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<3>
    • Almeda [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almeda
      • Almeda [Hampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Almeda had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almeda have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cummings [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cummings
      • Cummings [Hampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cummings had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cummings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Drawdy [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drawdy
      • Drawdy [Colleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Drawdy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drawdy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hampton [Hampton County]
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      • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 318 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>
    • Early Branch [Hampton County]
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      • Early Branch [Hampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 259 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Early Branch had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Early Branch<3>
    • Davidson [Hampton County]
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      • Davidson [Hampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davidson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salkehatchie [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salkehatchie
      • Salkehatchie [Colleton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salkehatchie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salkehatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ritter [Colleton County]
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      • Ritter [Colleton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ritter had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ritter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bells Crossroads. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bells Crossroads.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colleton County: www.colletoncounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bells Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bells Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9791, Longitude: -80.8515       In this case, the coordinates for Bells Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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 Bells Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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