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Creek Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Creek Ford ...

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 Creek Ford (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 Creek Ford. 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.

Newspapers Published in Creek Ford ...

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 Creek Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Creek Ford, 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 Creek Ford.

Cemeteries Near Creek Ford ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Drake Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Click Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Paint Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bullock Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  S Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clay Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vann Cemetery [Map]      
  W Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cross Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roberson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith 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 Creek Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Creek Ford.

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

Nebo   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Creek Ford
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Creek Ford
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Creek Ford
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Creek Ford
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Creek Ford
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Creek Ford
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Creek Ford
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Creek Ford
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Creek Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Creek Ford 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Creek Ford is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Creek Ford)
      Grant   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Creek Ford:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall 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 Creek Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Creek Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Creek Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5698, Longitude: -86.3319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Creek Ford 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 Creek Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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