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Meadow Lane Estates, Alabama
(Mobile County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Meadow Lane Estates ...

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 Lane Estates (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 Lane Estates. 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 Lane Estates ...

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 Lane Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Meadow Lane Estates: Meadow Lane Ests.

Newspapers Published in Meadow Lane Estates ...

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 Meadow Lane Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meadow Lane Estates, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meadow Lane Estates.

Cemeteries Near Meadow Lane Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meadow Lane Estates.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Crawford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bear Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Indian Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Old Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Semmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Semmes Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S University Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wolf Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prichard Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whispering Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whistler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whistler Colored Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valhalla Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel of Praise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jesuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mauvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allentown Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Green Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mauvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Visitation Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Austin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baileys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Saraland Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Pine Creek Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Pine Crest West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Catholic Cemetery of Mobile   [Map]     
  ESE Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Plateau Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carmelite Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Dawes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Ahavas Chesed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spanish Burial Grounds   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stringfellow 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 Meadow Lane Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Meadow Lane Estates.

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

Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Chunchula   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Meadow Lane Estates
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - Chunchula had a post office and 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 Lane Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Meadow Lane Estates 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Meadow Lane Estates)
      Semmes   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilmer   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Creola   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vancleave (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 either 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 Meadow Lane Estates:

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 Mobile County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 Lane Estates. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Meadow Lane Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meadow Lane Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Lane Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7571, Longitude: -88.2014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Lane Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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:

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<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 Meadow Lane Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Meadow Lane Estates.


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