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Widows Creek Station, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Widows Creek Station ...

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 Widows Creek Station (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 Widows Creek Station. 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 Widows Creek Station ...

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 Widows Creek Station.

  • Typical abbreviation for Widows Creek Station: Widows Crk. Sta. (or less commonly used: Widows Ck. Sta. or Widows Cr. Sta.)
  • While the name of this community is Widows Creek Station, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Widows Creek Station may originally have been Widow's Creek Station.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Widows Creek Station might be written as Widow Creek Station.

Newspapers Published in Widows Creek Station ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Widows Creek Station.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Widows Creek Station, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Widows Creek Station.

Cemeteries Near Widows Creek Station ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Widows Creek Station.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kirkpatrick Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  W McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Richards Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Wynne Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beene Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE James Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Talley Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Orme Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Potato Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Straightway Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grant Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Graham Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Ford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Thomas Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Helton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reeves Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Cumberland View Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Raulston Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stogspill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burnett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Havron Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Old Havron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Lynch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hoosier Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Crownover Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Sikes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beene Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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 Widows Creek Station in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Widows Creek Station.

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

Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Widows Creek Station
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Widows Creek Station
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Widows Creek Station
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Widows Creek Station
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Widows Creek Station
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Widows Creek Station
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Widows Creek Station
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Ketchall (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Widows Creek Station
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Widows Creek Station
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Widows Creek Station
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound 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 Widows Creek Station. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Widows Creek Station 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 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 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.

Widows Creek Station is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Widows Creek Station)
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Widows Creek Station:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Widows Creek Station. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9259, Longitude: -85.7605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Widows Creek Station 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 Widows Creek Station, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Widows Creek Station.


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