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Shoal Creek, Alabama
(Cleburne County)

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Although we found mention of Shoal Creek during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Shoal Creek was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Shoal Creek. If you can help us locate Shoal Creek, please Contact Us.

About Shoal Creek
Shoal Creek is located in Cleburne County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Shoal Creek ...

-profile   General information about Shoal Creek
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Shoal Creek
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Shoal Creek (By-County)
-census   Census information for Shoal Creek
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Shoal Creek
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Shoal Creek
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Shoal Creek
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Shoal Creek
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 256, 938) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Shoal Creek, area code (938) is the Overlay for area code (256).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or expects to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each type having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.

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 Shoal Creek and then turned east". While Shoal Creek could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Shoal Creek 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Shoal Creek 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.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Shoal Creek: This one is located in Cleburne County and the other is located in Shelby County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shoal Creek.

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