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Our Genealogy Helper for Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lee Crossroads: Lee 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lee Crossroads is located in Florence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Florence County: Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Marion, Marlboro & Williamsburg.

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

  DirDistance
Florence     (The home county for Lee Crossroads)
  Lake City   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Wren Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Coward   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pamplico   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Johnsonville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Effingham   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cusac Crossroads   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Olanta   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jones Crossroads   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Park City   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Tara Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
 
Berkeley
  Saint Stephen   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harris Town   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Judge Town   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Region Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarendon
  Union Crossroads   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  New Zion   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Turbeville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sardinia   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gable   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alcolu   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manning   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shad Moss village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Davis Station   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paxville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Darlington
  Alexander Crossroads   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lamar   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mont Clare   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dillon
  Latta   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Floydale   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fork   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Georgetown
  Allentown   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Willie Towne   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Andrews   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Campfield   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Steele Town   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Horry
  Red Hill   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Galivants Ferry   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aynor   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brownway   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cool Spring   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cochran Town   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  White Oak   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Conway   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bucksport   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Allen   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Socastee   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lee
  Lynchburg   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Elliott   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alcot   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
  Gresham   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Centenary   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rains   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sellers   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mullins   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marlboro
  Brownsville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Sumter
  Hobbs Crossroads   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Shiloh   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mayesville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  East Sumter   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oswego   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mulberry   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sumter   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lakewood   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  South Sumter   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Millwood   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Williamsburg
  Cades   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Moore Crossroads   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Indiantown   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Terrell Crossroad   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Stuckey   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hemingway   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kingstree   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nesmith   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Snow Town   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Salters   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greeleyville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lane   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lee Crossroads ...

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Sandhill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Cockfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Lee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Gaskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gaskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW High Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stone Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Godwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W First Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lake City Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Cockfield Landing Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gaskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelley - McCallister Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Landing Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E New Prospect Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Baxley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prosser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tabernacle Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gause Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greater St. Mark AME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  ESE Power - DuRant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Aimwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Broad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yarborough Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cades Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carsten - Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eaddy - Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Coward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Olive Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mill Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cockfield - Lynch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Wilson Green Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. John United Methodist Church   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Lee 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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lee Crossroads.

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

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.<4>

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

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

Hannah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Lee Crossroads
 - Hannah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Lee Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 6,670 people in 2017)
 - Lake City had a post office and railroad service
 
Scranton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lee Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 827 people in 2017)
 - Scranton had a post office and railroad service
 
Friendfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lee Crossroads
 - Friendfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blossom   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lee Crossroads
 - Blossom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cades   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lee Crossroads
 - Cades had railroad service and no post office
 
Coward   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lee Crossroads
 - Coward had railroad service and no post office
 
Hyman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lee Crossroads
 - Hyman 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 Lee Crossroads. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lee Crossroads in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Lee Crossroads:

These websites are specific to South Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Department of Archives and History

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

These pages are specific to Florence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarendon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Darlington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dillon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Georgetown County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Horry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marlboro County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sumter County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Williamsburg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for South Carolina:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of South Carolina,
Cemeteries of Florence County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for South Carolina
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for South Carolina
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for South Carolina, for Florence 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 South Carolina
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      North Carolina

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in South Carolina

About Florence County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lee Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8716, Longitude: -79.6662     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lee 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>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Lee Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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