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Mud Creek, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mud Creek ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mud Creek. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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

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 Mud 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 Mud 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 Mud 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 Mud Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Mud 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mud Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mud Creek, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mud Creek.

Cemeteries Near Mud Creek ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rouse 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.

Mud Creek itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mud Creek
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mud Creek
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mud Creek
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mud Creek
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mud Creek
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mud Creek
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Mud Creek
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mud Creek
 - Hollywood 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 Mud Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mud 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Mud Creek is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Mud Creek)
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

DeKalb 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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mud Creek ...

While our initial data for Mud Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mud 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 Mud 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 Mud Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mud Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Mud Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mud Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mud Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8229, Longitude: -86.0575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mud Creek 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mud Creek.