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Yellowleaf Creek Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Yellowleaf Creek Estates ...

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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates (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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates. 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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates ...

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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates.

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

Newspapers Published in Yellowleaf Creek Estates ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Yellowleaf Creek Estates.

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

Cemeteries Near Yellowleaf Creek Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Yellowleaf Creek Estates.

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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Heaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Verchot Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Columbiana Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey 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.<3>

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

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

Wilsonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,987 people in 2016)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
Columbiana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,539 people in 2016)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Yellowleaf Creek Estates
 - Longview 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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Yellowleaf Creek Estates 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 and hospitals 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.

Yellowleaf Creek Estates is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Yellowleaf Creek Estates)
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 from Yellowleaf Creek Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yellowleaf Creek Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yellowleaf Creek Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3112, Longitude: -86.5875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yellowleaf Creek Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Yellowleaf Creek Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Yellowleaf Creek Estates.