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Cane Creek, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cane Creek ...

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 Cane Creek (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 Cane Creek. 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 Cane Creek ...

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 Cane Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Cane Creek ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cane Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cane Creek, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cane Creek.

Cemeteries Near Cane Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cane Creek.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Cain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Warrior Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elvester Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Graves Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Horizon Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove 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 Cane Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cane Creek.

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

Warrior   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Cane Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cane Creek
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cane Creek
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Morris   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cane Creek
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Cane Creek
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cane Creek
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cane Creek
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cane Creek
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads 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 Cane Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cane Creek 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Cane Creek 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 Cane Creek. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cane Creek:

Jefferson     (The home county for Cane Creek)
      Warrior   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Cane Creek:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cane Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8140, Longitude: -86.8500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cane Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cane Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cane Creek.


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