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Bridlewood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bridlewood ...

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 Bridlewood (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 Bridlewood. 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 Bridlewood ...

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 144 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridlewood.

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

Cemeteries Near Bridlewood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bridlewood.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carmelite Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Little Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pine Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jesuit Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Visitation Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ahavas Chesed Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery [Map]      
  E Little Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sand Town Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Mt. Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Casher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lartigue Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Church Street Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spanish Burial Grounds [Map]      
  NE Catholic Cemetery of Mobile [Map]      
  NE Oaklawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW University Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Wolf Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Plateau Cemetery [Map]      
  N Newell Family Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Whistler Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mobile Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW West Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prichard Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whistler Colored Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whispering Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Bear Fork Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Magnolia Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Indian Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crawford Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  W Spring Hill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dawes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Crest West Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Creek Cemetery West [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Baileys Cemetery [Map]      
  N Saraland 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 Bridlewood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bridlewood.

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

Cox   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bridlewood
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bridlewood
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bridlewood
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bridlewood
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bridlewood
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bridlewood
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bridlewood
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bridlewood
 - Kushla 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 Bridlewood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bridlewood in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Bridlewood 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 Bridlewood. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bridlewood:

Mobile     (The home county for Bridlewood)
      Country Club Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Bridlewood:

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    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridlewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6649, Longitude: -88.1167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridlewood 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 Bridlewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bridlewood.


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