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Welcome to 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 a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Craig to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Craig, please Contact Us.


The location of Craig has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Craig is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Craig might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Craig, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

We believe that Craig would be found within the (205) area code.

Communities Also Named Craig ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Craig - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Craig.

Communities near Craig ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Craig.

  • Albertville [Marshall County]
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    • Albertville [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Craig
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,711 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albertville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albertville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albertville<5>
  • Boaz [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
    • Boaz [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Craig
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boaz<5>
  • Guntersville [Marshall County]
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    • Guntersville [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Craig
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,571 people
    • Former names for Guntersville:
    • Gunter's Ferry
    • Gunter's Landing
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntersville<5>
  • Arab [Marshall County]
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    • Arab [Marshall County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Craig
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arab
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arab<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oneonta [Blount County]
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      • Oneonta [Blount County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneonta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneonta<5>
    • Hanceville [Cullman County]
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      • Hanceville [Cullman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanceville<5>
    • Sardis City [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
      • Sardis City [Etowah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis City
    • Blountsville [Blount County]
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      • Blountsville [Blount County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountsville<5>
    • Cleveland [Blount County]
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      • Cleveland [Blount County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<5>
    • Steele [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
      • Steele [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Craig. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Craig.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Craig. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Craig.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Craig. See our Newspapers Page for Craig.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Craig ...

Looking for more information about Craig? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Craig, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Craig.

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About Blount County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 east". 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Craig - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Craig. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1220, Longitude: -86.4375       In this case, the coordinates for Craig have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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