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Craig, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Craig ...

Although we found mention of Craig during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Craig was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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 Craig (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 Craig. 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.

Newspapers Published in Craig ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Craig.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Craig, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Craig.

Cemeteries Near Craig ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Craig.

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 Craig covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Harmony 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.<4>

While we didn't find Craig in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Craig.

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

Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Craig
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Craig
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Craig
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Craig
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Craig
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Craig
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Craig
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Craig
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Craig
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Craig. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Craig 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 and doctors 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.

Craig is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Craig)
      Snead   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Craig:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Craig and then turned west". While Craig could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Craig as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Craig could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Craig.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Craig. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Craig) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Craig. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Craig

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1220, Longitude: -86.4375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Craig have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Craig, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Craig.