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Gasque, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gasque ...

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 Gasque (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 Gasque. 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 Gasque ...

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 Gasque.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gasque, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gasque.

Cemeteries Near Gasque ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gasque.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Shellbank Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Miller Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
      11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNE Pine Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brook Cedron Cemetery [Map]      
      15 miles [24.1 km]  
  N Timney South River Park Community Cemetery [Map]      
      16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NNW Confederate Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fell Cemetery [Map]      
      17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NNW Fairhope Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Twin Beach Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Marks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Summerdale Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dauphin Island 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Gasque had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bon Secour   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gasque
 - Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
Magnolia Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gasque
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Swift   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gasque
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Gasque
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
Point Clear   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gasque
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
Josephine   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gasque
 - Josephine had a post office and no railroad service
Mon Louis   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gasque
 - Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gasque
 - Montrose 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 Gasque. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gasque 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Gasque is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL).

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Gasque)
      Bon Secour   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gulf Shores   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Magnolia Springs   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Foley   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orange Beach   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elberta   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summerdale   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Perdido Beach   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Gaines - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dauphin Island   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabama Port   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coden   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bayou La Batre   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grand Bay   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gulf Beach (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Warrington (FL)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sanders Beach (FL)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goulding (FL)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brent (FL)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Gasque:

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 Baldwin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       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 Baldwin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Baldwin 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gasque ...

While our initial data for Gasque came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gasque in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Gasque.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Gasque:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gasque.
      See our Misc Page for Gasque for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Baldwin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gasque. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2533, Longitude: -87.8197     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gasque 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 Gasque, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gasque.


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