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Poplar Creek, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Poplar 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 Poplar 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 Poplar 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 Poplar 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 Poplar Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Poplar 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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Poplar Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Poplar Creek, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Poplar Creek.

Cemeteries Near Poplar Creek ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill 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.<2>

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

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

Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Poplar Creek
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Poplar Creek
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Poplar Creek
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Creek
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Poplar Creek
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland 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 Poplar Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Poplar 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Poplar Creek is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Poplar Creek)
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Poplar 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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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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
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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' distance starting from Poplar Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poplar Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7315, Longitude: -87.1417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Poplar Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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