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Mountain Creek, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mountain Creek: Mtn. Creek

Newspapers Published in Mountain 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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mountain Creek, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mountain Creek.

Cemeteries Near Mountain Creek ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Marbury Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Jo Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Verbena Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bildee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Lily Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Proctor Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Popwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethsalem 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 Mountain Creek had a population of 36 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mountain Creek
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountain Creek
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Mountain Creek
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountain Creek
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mountain Creek
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mountain Creek
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2016)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Titus   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Mountain Creek
 - Titus had a post office and no railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mountain Creek
 - Holtville 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 Mountain Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mountain 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Mountain Creek is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Mountain Creek)
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Mountain 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 Chilton 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      
Clay 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery 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      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Mountain Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mountain 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 Mountain 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 Mountain Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mountain Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Mountain Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Mountain Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain Creek) 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 Mountain Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7107, Longitude: -86.4789     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain 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 Mountain Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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