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Our Genealogical Helper for Magnolia Springs ...

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 Magnolia Springs (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 Magnolia Springs. 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 Magnolia Springs ...

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 Magnolia Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Magnolia Springs: Magnolia Spgs. (or less commonly used: Magnolia Spngs. or Magnolia Sprngs.)

Newspapers Published in Magnolia Springs ...

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 142 newspapers that have been published in the area around Magnolia Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Magnolia Springs, 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 Magnolia Springs.

Cemeteries Near Magnolia Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Magnolia Springs.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Pine Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Brook Cedron Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Timney South River Park Community Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Summerdale Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Fairhope Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Shellbank Cemetery [Map]      
  S Miller Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friends Cemetery [Map]      
  N Silverhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Twin Beach Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Confederate Rest 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, Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Magnolia Springs had a population of 791 people.

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

Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Magnolia Springs
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bon Secour   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Magnolia Springs
 - Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swift   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Magnolia Springs
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
 
Point Clear   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Magnolia Springs
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gasque   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Magnolia Springs
 - Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Magnolia Springs
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Josephine   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Magnolia Springs
 - Josephine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosinton   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Magnolia Springs
 - Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daphne   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Magnolia Springs
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne 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 Magnolia Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Magnolia Springs 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Baldwin     (The home county for Magnolia Springs)
      Foley   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bon Secour   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summerdale   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elberta   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gulf Shores   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orange Beach   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Mobile
      Mon Louis   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Gaines - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabama Port   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dauphin Island   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coden   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bayou La Batre   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gulf Beach (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrington (FL)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson (MS)
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Magnolia Springs:

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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Florida
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Magnolia Springs ...

While our initial data for Magnolia Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Magnolia Springs 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 Magnolia Springs.

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 Magnolia Springs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Magnolia Springs in these Censuses: 2010-2000
      See our Census Page for Magnolia Springs for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Magnolia Springs.
      See our Misc Page for Magnolia Springs for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Magnolia Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Magnolia Springs) 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 Magnolia Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Magnolia Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magnolia Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4002, Longitude: -87.7749     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Magnolia Springs 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 Magnolia Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Magnolia Springs.



 
 
 

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