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1890 Communities Near Fort Gaines ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Fort Gaines in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Fort Gaines.

Bayou La Batre   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 35 people (with 2,621 people in 2015)
 - Bayou La Batre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bon Secour   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fort Gaines
 - Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coden   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Coden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cox   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North (N) from Fort Gaines
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fernland   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Gaines
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
 
Fowl River   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Gaines
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
 
Gasque   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Fort Gaines
 - Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Bay   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Magnolia Springs   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fort Gaines
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marlow   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fort Gaines
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mon Louis   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Fort Gaines
 - Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Gaines
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moss Point (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 1,750 people (with 13,654 people in 2015)
 - Moss Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orange Grove (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fort Gaines
 - Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Pascagoula (MS)   (Jackson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fort Gaines
 - Pascagoula had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Clear   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Elmo   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Swift   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fort Gaines
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
 
Theodore   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Gaines
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Fort Gaines. 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>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 Fort Gaines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Fort Gaines. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Gaines) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Gaines. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Gaines

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Gaines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2488, Longitude: -88.0750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Gaines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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