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Brush Creek, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brush 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 Brush 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 Brush 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 Brush 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 Brush Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Brush 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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brush Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brush Creek, 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 Brush Creek.

Cemeteries Near Brush Creek ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Faith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Waycross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ramey Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Redick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rhodes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Agnew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greensboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walthill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elvins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pruitt Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S DeYampert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Heiberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitsitt - Perry 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Brush Creek had a population of 91 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brush Creek
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ironville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Brush Creek
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
Folsom   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brush Creek
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brush Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,365 people in 2016)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
Phipps - Historic   [Map]
 - While Phipps was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brush Creek
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Brush Creek
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
Pondville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brush Creek
 - Pondville had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brush Creek
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Marion   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brush Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,982 people (with 3,432 people in 2016)
 - Marion 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 Brush Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brush 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 doctors and 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.

Brush Creek is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Brush Creek)
      Marion   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Brush Creek ...

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

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 Brush Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Brush Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Brush Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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 starting in Brush Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brush Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brush Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7912, Longitude: -87.4636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brush Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Brush Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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