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Our Genealogical Helper for Creek Stand ...

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 Stand (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 Stand. 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 Stand ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Creek Stand.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Creek Stand, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Creek Stand.

Cemeteries Near Creek Stand ...

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

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Creek Stand Cemetery [Map]      
  W Creek Stand Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Borom Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Warrior Stand Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapple Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Hurtsboro Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Glenford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Provo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Brown Road Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Joshua Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shepherd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Darlington Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Uchee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walker Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Society Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Whitlow Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jericho Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ligon 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, Creek Stand had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Creek Stand
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guerryton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Creek Stand
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Guerryton had a post office and railroad service
 
Hurtsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Creek Stand
 - 1895 population of 433 people (with 600 people in 2015)
 - Hurtsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Creek Stand
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Suspension   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Creek Stand
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Suspension had a post office and railroad service
 
Enon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Creek Stand
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Creek Stand
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchechubbee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Creek Stand
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Hatchechubbee 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 Stand. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Creek Stand 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.

Creek Stand is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Macon     (The home county for Creek Stand)
      Armstrong   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Barbour
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Bullock
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Chambers
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lee
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Montgomery
      Cecil   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pike
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Russell
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Creek Stand:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Creek Stand ...

While our initial data for Creek Stand came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Creek Stand 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 Creek Stand.

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 Creek Stand:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Creek Stand.
      See our Misc Page for Creek Stand for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Macon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Creek Stand. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2946, Longitude: -85.4774     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Creek Stand 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 Stand, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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