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Nearest Communities to Fort Gaines, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Fort Gaines, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Gaines:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Although our information shows that the community of Fort Gaines is historic,<2> it would have been located within present day Mobile County.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 277 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Fort Gaines. Of these communities, 113 are located in counties other than Mobile County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<3> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Fort Gaines (which is Mobile County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Fort Gaines. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Baldwin County  
Escambia County (FL)  
Jackson County (MS)  


Mobile County     (The county where Fort Gaines resides)
 
Given the large number of communities that are located in Mobile County, we have limited the list to those within 32 miles [51.5 km] of Fort Gaines (about 100 communities).
 
County Website: www.mobilecounty.org/
County Seat for Mobile:   Mobile
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Alabama       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
 
  DirectionDistance
Dauphin Island     [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Alabama Port     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Heron Bay (Unver)     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Delchamps (Unver)     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Faustinas (Unver)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nelson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mon Louis     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coden     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Smithport (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kirewakra (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
San Souci Beach (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bayleys Corner (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fowl River (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
South Orchard (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bayou La Batre     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bellefontaine     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sunny Cove (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dixon Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Laurendine (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Fernland (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Irvington     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Elmo     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Theodore     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grand Bay     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pinecrest (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clarke Gardens (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Quail Run (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Todd Acres (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Gulf Dale (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mann (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Michele Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rabbit Creek Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Robinwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Suburban Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tillmans Corner     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lansdowne (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lloyds (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Meadow Lake (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sherwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cloverdale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Canterbury Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crestview (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Forest Park (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Navco (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Neshota (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Skyland Park Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Southridge (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Spring Valley (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sunset Ranch (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Belle Chene (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Belvedere (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Burma Hills (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Carriage Hills (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coronado Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Country Squire Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cox (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Farnell (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ramada Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rolling Acres (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scenic West Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Windcrest (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dawes (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dees (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Union Church (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bridlewood (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cambridge Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Canebrake (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cottage Hill Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cottage Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dawes Point (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Edgefield (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
El Monte (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mertz (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Oakwood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wildwood Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cottage Park Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Brookwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Creekwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Eau Claire Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jackson Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Regency (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Smithfield (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sugar Creek (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Timbers (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Country Club Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Huntleigh Woods (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mobile     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pine Run (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tacon (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winthrop Square (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Alderbrook (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Allenville (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Country Club Village     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Crichton (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Spring Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
West Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wheelerville (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Galloway Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Seven Hills (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Alpine Hills (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bellwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chesterfield Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Deerwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Forest Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hillsdale Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Park Forest (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Parkview Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pine Grove (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Toulminville (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
 

Baldwin County
 
County Website: www.co.baldwin.al.us/
County Seat for Baldwin:   Bay Minette
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Alabama       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Baldwin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
 
  DirectionDistance
Fort Morgan (Hist)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gulf Highlands (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cedar Grove (Unver)     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Palmetto Beach (Unver)     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gasque (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Foots Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Barnwell (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Darling Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bayside (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Fobbs Ferry (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Point Clear     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Turkey Branch (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Yupon (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Oyster Bay (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Battles Wharf (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Loyola Villa (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McKenzie Ferry (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Houstonville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Magnolia Beach (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Magnolia Springs     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
River Park (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bon Secour     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gulf Shores     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Oak (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clay City     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairhope     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marlow (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Seacliff (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Volanta (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Montrose     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Foley     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Romar Beach (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jackson Oak (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Belforest (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Summerdale     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Miflin (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Swift (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Daphne     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Park City     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Silverhill     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Orange Beach     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Yelling Settlement (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bridgehead (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort McDermott (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Elberta     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robertsdale     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Spanish Fort     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ellisville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Malbis (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Caswell (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Josephine (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Military Bridge Landing (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Loxley     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buzbee Landing (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Perdido Beach     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Live Oak Landing (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rosinton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Blakeley (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Elsanor (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bromley     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Steam Mill Landing (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Steelwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pine Haven (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stapleton     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lees Ferry (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lillian     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lower Hall Landing (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holly Hills (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Seminole     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Escambia County (FL)
 
County Website: www.co.escambia.fl.us/
County Seat for Escambia:   Pensacola (FL)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Florida       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
 
  DirectionDistance
Gulf Beach Heights (FL)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gulf Beach (FL) (Hist)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Joseph Cruzat Grant (FL) (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Perdido Key (FL)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Johnsons Beach (FL) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Perdido Bay (FL) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chanticleer (FL) (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Paradise Beach (FL) (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Perdido Heights (FL) (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Treasure Hill Park (FL) (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Jackson County (MS)
 
County Website: www.co.jackson.ms.us/
County Seat for Jackson:   Pascagoula (MS)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Mississippi       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
 
  DirectionDistance
Missala (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Orange Grove (MS)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pecan (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
East Moss Point (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kreole (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eastside (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Elders Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
East Pascagoula (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
South Pascagoula (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ford (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Moss Point (MS)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pascagoula (MS)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Escatawpa (MS)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Helena (MS)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Randall Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Slaughter Flat Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sawmill Pointe (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Big Point (MS)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coll Town (MS)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dickens Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hickory Hills (MS)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Martin Bluff (MS)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gautier (MS)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hilda (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hurley (MS)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Poticaw Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Three Rivers (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Evergreen (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tanners Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fountainebleau (MS)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dees Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
McCall Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wade (MS)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Bayou (MS) (Hist)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Fort Gaines. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Gaines. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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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<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 Fort Gaines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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