RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Georgetown, Alabama
(Baldwin County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Georgetown

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Georgetown
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Georgetown ...

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 Georgetown (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 Georgetown. 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 Georgetown ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Georgetown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Georgetown, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Georgetown.

Cemeteries Near Georgetown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Georgetown.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Grave of Red Eagle   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shomo Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Mineola Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Tensaw Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Dixie Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Booneville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Semirah Springs 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.<3>

While we didn't find Georgetown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Georgetown.

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

Little River   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Georgetown
 - Little River had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Georgetown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
Blacksher   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Georgetown
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
Tensaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Georgetown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Gainestown   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Georgetown
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gainestown had a post office and no railroad service
Alma   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Georgetown
 - Alma had a post office and no railroad service
Barlow Bend   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Georgetown
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Barlow Bend had a post office and railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Georgetown
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham 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 Georgetown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Georgetown 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Georgetown)
      Little River   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Range   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Repton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Movico   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Axis   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creola   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Excel   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Georgetown:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Georgetown. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Georgetown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Georgetown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgetown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2966, Longitude: -87.7355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Georgetown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

- Return to Citation

<3>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 Georgetown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Georgetown.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2017
By John Hall