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Boothetown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Boothetown ...

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 Boothetown (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 Boothetown. 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.

Newspapers Published in Boothetown ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boothetown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boothetown, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boothetown.

Cemeteries Near Boothetown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boothetown.

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 Boothetown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Byrd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Stringfellow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gulf Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whatley Holiness Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Moffetville Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cowart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moffet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moffet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Annes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baxter Will Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Creek 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 Boothetown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Boothetown.

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

Chunchula   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boothetown
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - Chunchula had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boothetown
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Citronelle   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boothetown
 - Citronelle had a post office and railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boothetown
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boothetown
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Deer Park   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Boothetown
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boothetown
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Creola   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boothetown
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
Chastang   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boothetown
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
Leakesville (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boothetown
 - 1895 population of 56 people (with 880 people in 2015)
 - Leakesville had a post office and no railroad service
Vinegar Bend   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Boothetown
 - Vinegar Bend had a post office and no railroad service

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

Boothetown is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS).

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

Mobile     (The home county for Boothetown)
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilmer   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Axis   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McLain (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vancleave (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Perry (MS)
      Beaumont (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Boothetown:

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 for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Mobile County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Boothetown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boothetown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boothetown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9513, Longitude: -88.3395     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boothetown 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 Boothetown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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