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Stave Creek, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stave 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 Stave 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 Stave 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 Stave 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 Stave Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Stave 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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stave Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stave Creek, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stave Creek.

Cemeteries Near Stave Creek ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Stave Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Parker Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Leroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jackson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW St. Union - Mt. Stoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gaddies Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stoker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clearwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bumpers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wagarville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cortelyou Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hotel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Overstreet Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lewis Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams 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 Stave Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stave Creek.

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

Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stave Creek
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,907 people in 2016)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
Carson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Stave Creek
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
Winn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Stave Creek
 - Winn had a post office and no railroad service
Salitpa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stave Creek
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Stephen's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Stave Creek
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
Wagar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stave Creek
 - Wagar had a post office and railroad service
Walker Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Stave Creek
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Walker Springs had a post office and railroad service
Sunflower   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stave Creek
 - Sunflower had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stave Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stave 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Stave Creek is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Stave Creek)
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Silas   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Excel   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millry   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Stave 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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stave 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 Stave Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stave 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 Stave Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stave Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stave Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5559, Longitude: -87.9389     [Map].

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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 Stave Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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