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Our Genealogical Helper for Deerwood ...

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 Deerwood (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 Deerwood. 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 Deerwood ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Deerwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Deerwood, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Deerwood.

Cemeteries Near Deerwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Deerwood.

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

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

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

Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Deerwood
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Deerwood
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
 
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Deerwood
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
 
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Deerwood
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Deerwood
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Deerwood
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
 
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Deerwood
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Deerwood
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove 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 Deerwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Deerwood 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Mobile     (The home county for Deerwood)
      Country Club Village   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilmer   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Baldwin
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Washington
      Fairford   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Deerwood:

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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Deerwood. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Deerwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Deerwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deerwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7135, Longitude: -88.1606     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Deerwood 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 Deerwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Deerwood.



 
 
 

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