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Our Genealogy Helper for Green 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 Green 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Green 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.

Name Variations for Green Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Greencreek.

  • A typical abbreviation for Green Creek: Green Crk. (or less commonly used: Green Ck. or Green Cr.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Green Creek is located in Polk County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Henderson, Rutherford, Greenville (SC) & Spartanburg (SC).

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

  • Polk County     (The home county of Green Creek)
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Spring<3>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<3>
  • Buncombe County
    • Ridgecrest [Buncombe County]
    • Arden [Buncombe County]
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
      • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<3>
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<3>
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<3>
    • Swannanoa [Buncombe County]
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Asheville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
      • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<3>
    • Enka [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka
      • Enka [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enka<3>
  • Burke County
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<3>
    • Morganton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Burke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<3>
  • Cleveland County
    • Cliffside [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliffside
      • Cliffside [Cleveland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliffside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliffside
    • Mooresboro [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresboro
      • Mooresboro [Cleveland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresboro
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<3>
    • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Lattimore [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lattimore
      • Lattimore [Cleveland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lattimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lattimore
    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
      • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sharon [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Cleveland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Kingstown [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
      • Kingstown [Cleveland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstown
    • Polkville [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Cleveland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Brittain Village [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brittain Village
      • Brittain Village [Cleveland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brittain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brittain Village
    • Dover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Cleveland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Earl [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
      • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
  • Gaston County
    • Dellview [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellview
      • Dellview [Gaston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dellview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dellview
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<3>
  • Henderson County
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<3>
    • Dana [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
      • Dana [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
    • Upward [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upward
      • Upward [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upward
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
    • Zirconia [Henderson County]
    • Claremont [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Henderson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • East Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Flat Rock
      • East Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Flat Rock<3>
    • Tuxedo [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo
      • Tuxedo [Henderson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuxedo<3>
    • U-No [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for U-No
      • U-No [Henderson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on U-No
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<3>
    • Barker Heights [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barker Heights
      • Barker Heights [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barker Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barker Heights
    • Carolina Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Village
      • Carolina Village [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Village
  • McDowell County
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Glenwood [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<3>
    • Greenlee [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
      • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nebo<3>
  • Rutherford County
    • Holly Springs [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Shiloh [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Harris [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Rutherford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Bakersville [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<3>
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Mills
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Mush
      • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Mush
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spindale
      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<3>
    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<3>
    • Caroleen [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caroleen
      • Caroleen [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caroleen
    • Henrietta [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
  • Transylvania County
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<3>
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<3>
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<3>
  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<3>
    • Macedonia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<3>
    • East Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gaffney
      • East Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gaffney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gaffney
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
  • Greenville County (SC)
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowensville
    • Highland [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Greenville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • O'Neal [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
      • O'Neal [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
    • Greer [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Greenville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<3>
    • Tigerville [Greenville County]
    • Chick Springs [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chick Springs
      • Chick Springs [Greenville County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chick Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chick Springs
    • Taylors [Greenville County]
    • Pelham [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Greenville County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • East Gate Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gate Village
      • East Gate Village [Greenville County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gate Village
    • Wade Hampton [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade Hampton
      • Wade Hampton [Greenville County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade Hampton
    • Marietta [Greenville County]
    • Cleveland [Greenville County]
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<3>
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<3>
    • Gramling [Spartanburg County]
    • Boiling Springs [Spartanburg County]
    • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman Mills
      • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Green Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman Mills
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman
      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<3>
    • Valley Falls [Spartanburg County]
    • Mayo [Spartanburg County]
    • Southern Shops [Spartanburg County]
    • Johnson City [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
      • Johnson City [Spartanburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Green Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
  • Union County (SC)
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<3>
    • Buffalo [Union County]
  • York County (SC)
    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<3>
    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Green Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Grove<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Green 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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Creek.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Green Creek:

  • 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.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Green Creek ...

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

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.<7>

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

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

  • Collinsville [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
    • Collinsville [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
  • Sandy Springs [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
    • Sandy Springs [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
  • New Prospect [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Prospect
    • New Prospect [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Green Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 107 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Prospect
  • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fingerville
    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Green Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fingerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fingerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fingerville<3>
  • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Green Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
  • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 164 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Landrum had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 93 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Campobello had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<3>
    • Mack [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mack
      • Mack [Rutherford County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mack had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Green Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tryon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<3>
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,147 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rutherfordton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<3>
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gowensville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowensville
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman
      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Green Creek
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Inman had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<3>
    • Poplar Grove [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Green Creek
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poplar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Green Creek. See our List of 1890's Communities around Green Creek.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Polk County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.polknc.org

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2204, Longitude: -82.0507       In this case, the coordinates for Green Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>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 Green Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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