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Blue Creek Junction, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blue Creek Junction ...

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 Blue Creek Junction (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 Blue Creek Junction. 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 Blue Creek Junction ...

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 Blue Creek Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Blue Creek Junction: Blue Crk. Jct. (or less commonly used: Blue Ck. Jct. or Blue Cr. Jct.)

Newspapers Published in Blue Creek Junction ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Creek Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blue Creek Junction, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blue Creek Junction.

Cemeteries Near Blue Creek Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue Creek Junction.

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 Blue Creek Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Joley Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Mason Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  W Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Adger Cemetery [Map]      
  S Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  ENE Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  NE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fraternal 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Blue Creek Junction, with the one closest to Blue Creek Junction listed first.

Old Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Creek Junction
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Creek Junction
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
Brickyard Junction   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Blue Creek Junction
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
Woodward Junction   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Creek Junction
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
Bessemer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Blue Creek Junction
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
Collins   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Blue Creek Junction
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Creek Junction
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
McAdory   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Creek Junction
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Blue Creek Junction
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Creek Junction
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Blue Creek Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blue Creek Junction 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Blue Creek Junction is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Blue Creek Junction)
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - 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 Blue Creek Junction:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Blue Creek Junction ...

While our initial data for Blue Creek Junction came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Blue Creek Junction in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Blue Creek Junction.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Blue Creek Junction:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Blue Creek Junction.
      See our Misc Page for Blue Creek Junction for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Creek Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4126, Longitude: -86.9658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Creek Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Blue Creek Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Creek Junction.


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