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Red Creek Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Red Creek Heights ...

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 Red Creek Heights (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 Red Creek Heights. 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 Red Creek Heights ...

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 Red Creek Heights.

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

Newspapers Published in Red Creek Heights ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Creek Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Creek Heights, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Creek Heights.

Cemeteries Near Red Creek Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Creek Heights.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Crawford Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Semmes Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Semmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Valhalla Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  E Indian Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chapel of Praise Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bear Fork Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Allentown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mauvilla Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE West Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE University Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wolf Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Newell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whispering Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Prichard Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whistler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whistler Colored Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mauvilla Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE St. Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sand Town Cemetery [Map]      
  E Myers Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dees Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pine Creek Cemetery West [Map]      
  SSW Pine Crest West Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jesuit Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Green Mt. Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Baileys Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Saraland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stringfellow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilmer Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ford Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lott Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Visitation Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Catholic Cemetery of Mobile [Map]      
  ESE Oaklawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Plateau Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forest Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moffetville 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 Red Creek Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Red Creek Heights.

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

Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Creek Heights
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Red Creek Heights
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Red Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Red Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Red Creek Heights
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Red Creek Heights
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Chunchula   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Red Creek Heights
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - Chunchula had a post office and railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Red Creek Heights
 - Cox 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 Red Creek Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red Creek Heights 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Red Creek Heights is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS).

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

Mobile     (The home county for Red Creek Heights)
      Semmes   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Prichard   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilmer   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vancleave (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Red Creek Heights:

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 Mobile County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Red Creek Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Creek Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Creek Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7794, Longitude: -88.2292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Creek Heights 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 Red Creek Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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