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Eau Claire Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Eau Claire Estates: Eu Claire Ests.

Newspapers Published in Eau Claire 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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eau Claire Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eau Claire Estates, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eau Claire Estates.

Cemeteries Near Eau Claire Estates ...

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

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

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

Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eau Claire Estates
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eau Claire Estates
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eau Claire Estates
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eau Claire Estates
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eau Claire Estates
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Eau Claire Estates
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Eau Claire Estates
 - 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 (N) from Eau Claire Estates
 - 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 Eau Claire Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eau Claire 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 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Eau Claire Estates)
      Country Club Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   N   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   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Eau Claire 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
Also see ...

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eau Claire Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6677, Longitude: -88.1531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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