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Our Genealogical Helper for Meadow Lake ...

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 Meadow Lake (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 Meadow Lake. 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 Meadow Lake ...

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 Meadow Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Meadow Lake: Meadow Lk.

Newspapers Published in Meadow Lake ...

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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meadow Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meadow Lake, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meadow Lake.

Cemeteries Near Meadow Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meadow Lake.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Mobile Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Dawes Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Serenity Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Magnolia Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Noel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Beverly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Crest West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Creek Cemetery West [Map]      
  ENE Little Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Lundy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE University Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  E Casher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Boudans Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lartigue Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jesuit Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sand Town Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carmelite Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Roberts Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tates 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>

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

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

Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Meadow Lake
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Meadow Lake
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Meadow Lake
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
 
Fowl River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Meadow Lake
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
 
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Meadow Lake
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Meadow Lake
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Grand Bay   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Meadow Lake
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Bayou La Batre   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Meadow Lake
 - 1895 population of 35 people (with 2,621 people in 2015)
 - Bayou La Batre 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 Meadow Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Meadow Lake 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Meadow Lake is located in Mobile County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Mobile     (The home county for Meadow Lake)
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grand Bay   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bayou La Batre   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coden   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Baldwin
      Montrose   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Magnolia Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Harrison (MS)
      D'Iberville (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Meadow Lake:

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 Mobile County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin 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    
Harrison County (MS):       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 Mobile County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5905, Longitude: -88.2333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Lake 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 Meadow Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Meadow Lake.



 
 
 

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