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Our Genealogical Helper for Coon 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 Coon 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 Coon 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 Coon 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 Coon Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Coon 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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coon Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coon Creek, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coon Creek.

Cemeteries Near Coon Creek ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Sipsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Drummond Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S New Horizon Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shady Grove Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Aaron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW John Porter Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Cold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brewer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boldo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  S Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bagley Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Narl Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dorsey Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Addington Chapel 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>

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

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

Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coon Creek
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coon Creek
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coon Creek
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coon Creek
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Coon Creek
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coon Creek
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coon Creek
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coon Creek
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
 
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coon Creek
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coon Creek
 - Ardell 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 Coon Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coon 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 doctors 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.

Coon Creek is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Walker     (The home county for Coon Creek)
      Empire   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Creel   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Blount
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Corner   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Marion
      Rock City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Lacon   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winston
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Coon Creek:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coon Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8312, Longitude: -87.0283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coon Creek 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 Coon Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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