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Our Genealogical Helper for Four Point ...

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 Four Point (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 Four Point. 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 Four Point ...

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 Four Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Four Point: Four Pt.

Newspapers Published in Four Point ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Four Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Four Point, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Four Point.

Cemeteries Near Four Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Four Point.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Escatawpa Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Four Points Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Grimes Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Epworth Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fruitdale Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  N South Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weldy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Deer Park Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Burbank Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Gilley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Yellow Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tibbie Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Johnson Creek Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Platt Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chalker Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Griffin Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Odom Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Robertson Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  S Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Howard Town Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairhope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Adamsville Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


       

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 Four Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Four Point.

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

Escatawpa   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Four Point
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Escatawpa had a post office and railroad service
 
Vinegar Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Four Point
 - Vinegar Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deer Park   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Four Point
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Yellow Pine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Four Point
 - Yellow Pine had a post office and railroad service
 
Adamsville (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Adamsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Four Point
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
State Line (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Four Point
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 556 people in 2015)
 - State Line had a post office and railroad service
 
Sims Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Four Point
 - Sims Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kittrell (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Four Point
 - Kittrell 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 Four Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Four Point 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 hospitals and 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.

Four Point is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Four Point. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Four Point:

  DirectionDistance
Washington     (The home county for Four Point)
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Baldwin
      Tensaw   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Little River   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Choctaw
      Aquilla   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Silas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clarke
      Carlton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alma   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mobile
      Citronelle   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Movico   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Axis   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilmer   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creola   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      McLain (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Perry (MS)
      Richton (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaumont (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Augusta (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Four Point:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile 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    
Perry County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Washington 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 ...
      Mississippi

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Washington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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 from Four Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Four Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Four Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3013, Longitude: -88.3645     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Four Point 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 Four Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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