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Our Genealogical Helper for Cox ...

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 Cox (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 Cox. 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 Cox ...

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 Cox.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cox, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cox.

Cemeteries Near Cox ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cox.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Pine Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carmelite Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lartigue Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Casher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ahavas Chesed Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Little Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mobile National Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Church Street Cemetery [Map]      
  N Visitation Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  W Little Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Green Mt. Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Spanish Burial Grounds [Map]      
  N Catholic Cemetery of Mobile [Map]      
  N Oaklawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jesuit Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Town Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mobile Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Plateau Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  W Noel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Newell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wolf Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW University Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Magnolia Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whistler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whistler Colored Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prichard Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whispering Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW West Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Boudans Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bear Fork Cemetery [Map]      
  N Myers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Dawes Cemetery [Map]      
  E D'Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Cox had a post office and railroad service.

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

Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Cox
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Cox
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
 
Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cox
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cox
 - 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 Cox. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cox 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Mobile     (The home county for Cox)
      Mobile   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Baldwin
      Park City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Washington
      Fairford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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    
Escambia County (FL):       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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
Also see ...
      Florida
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cox ...

While our initial data for Cox came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cox in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Cox.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Cox:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
The GNIS database contains an entry for Cox.
      See our Misc Page for Cox for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cox. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6427, Longitude: -88.0833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cox 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 Cox, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cox.



 
 
 

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