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Wolf Creek, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wolf 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 Wolf 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 Wolf 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 Wolf 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 Wolf Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Wolf 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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wolf Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wolf 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 Wolf Creek.

Cemeteries Near Wolf Creek ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walkers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robert Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wolf Creek had a population of 62 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Wolf Creek
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolf Creek
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wolf Creek
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wolf Creek
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Pell City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wolf Creek
 - Pell City had a post office and railroad service
Brompton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wolf Creek
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolf Creek
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wolf Creek
 - Vandiver 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 Wolf Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wolf 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 hospitals and 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.

Wolf Creek is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Wolf Creek)
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Wolf 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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 beginning in Wolf Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wolf Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolf Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5293, Longitude: -86.3819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolf 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 Wolf Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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