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McCulley Creek, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McCulley 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 McCulley 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 McCulley 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 McCulley 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 McCulley Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in McCulley 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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around McCulley Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McCulley Creek, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McCulley Creek.

Cemeteries Near McCulley Creek ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Belchers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moffat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friday Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kinard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW George Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haysop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Gillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Schultz Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Italian Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiney Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Caffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shuttlesworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE John T. Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Little Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bibbville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hubbard Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crockett McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sandy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Asia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coaling Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S James Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Centreville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKensey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ward 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>

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

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

Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from McCulley Creek
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Vance   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McCulley Creek
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,501 people in 2016)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McCulley Creek
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
Bibbville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from McCulley Creek
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
Dudley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McCulley Creek
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McCulley Creek
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,569 people in 2016)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Hagler   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McCulley Creek
 - Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
Centreville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McCulley Creek
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,708 people in 2016)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McCulley Creek
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond 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 McCulley Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McCulley 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.

McCulley Creek is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for McCulley Creek)
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa 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 Bibb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bibb 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCulley Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0873, Longitude: -87.1944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCulley 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 McCulley Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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