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Eagle Creek, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eagle 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 Eagle 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 Eagle 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 Eagle 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 Eagle Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Eagle 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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eagle Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eagle Creek, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eagle Creek.

Cemeteries Near Eagle Creek ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Woods Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gillam Cemetery [Map]      
  E Punkin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jackson Field Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hutchinson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shepard Graveyard [Map]      
  E Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Germany Family Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Langley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Milam Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Farrow Dennis Graveyard [Map]      
  SSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
  E County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Vickers Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Seleta Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hillview 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 Eagle Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eagle Creek.

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

Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eagle Creek
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eagle Creek
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eagle Creek
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eagle Creek
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 802 people in 2015)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eagle Creek
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Eagle Creek
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eagle Creek
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Eagle Creek
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,150 people in 2015)
 - Dadeville 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 Eagle Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eagle 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 southwest 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 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.

Eagle Creek is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Eagle Creek)
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Eagle 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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard 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 Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9401, Longitude: -85.7505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagle 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 Eagle Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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