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Cottage Hill Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cottage Hill 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 Cottage Hill 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 Cottage Hill 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 Cottage Hill 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 Cottage Hill Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cottage Hill Estates: Cottage Hill Ests.

Newspapers Published in Cottage Hill 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 142 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottage Hill Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cottage Hill 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 Cottage Hill Estates.

Cemeteries Near Cottage Hill Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cottage Hill 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 Cottage Hill Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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

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

Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottage Hill Estates
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cottage Hill Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cottage Hill 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Cottage Hill Estates)
      Country Club Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grand Bay   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 either 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 Cottage Hill Estates:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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 Cottage Hill Estates. 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Cottage Hill Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cottage Hill Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage Hill Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6419, Longitude: -88.2208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottage Hill Estates 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 Cottage Hill Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cottage Hill Estates.


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