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Crooked Creek, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Crooked 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 Crooked 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 Crooked 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 Crooked 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 Crooked Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Crooked 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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crooked Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crooked Creek, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crooked Creek.

Cemeteries Near Crooked Creek ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rosemere Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Garden Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ross Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Penn Young Gravesite [Map]      
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Memorial Park [Map]      
  SW Green Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Chamlee Cemetery [Map]      
  S Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pitts Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hephzibah Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E County Line Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  N Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pierce Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sweet Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Luke CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bolton Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spratling Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Flint Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cusseta Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gold Hill 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 Crooked Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Crooked Creek.

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

Opelika   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Crooked Creek
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,527 people in 2015)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Crooked Creek
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crooked Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Crooked Creek
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Crooked Creek
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crooked Creek
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crooked Creek
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 124 people in 2015)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Crooked Creek
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill 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 Crooked Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crooked 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Crooked Creek is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Crooked Creek)
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Crooked Creek, see our County-by-County Page for Crooked 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 - 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 Crooked 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 Lee 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    
Clay 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crooked Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6474, Longitude: -85.3572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crooked 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 Crooked Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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