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Nelson Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nelson Landing ...

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 Nelson Landing (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 Nelson Landing. 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 Nelson Landing ...

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 Nelson Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Nelson Landing: Nelson Lndg. (or less commonly used: Nelson Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Nelson Landing ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelson Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nelson Landing, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nelson Landing.

Cemeteries Near Nelson Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nelson Landing.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Lancaster Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Richerson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Richerson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Stockton Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Morningstar Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Dean Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gentry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tensaw Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Roper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dixie Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Calvert Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Seymour Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big John Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Calvert 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 Nelson Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nelson Landing.

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

Latham   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Nelson Landing
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Nelson Landing
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
Tensaw   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nelson Landing
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Nelson Landing
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 1,518 people in 2015)
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
Calvert   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nelson Landing
 - Calvert had a post office and railroad service
Chastang   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nelson Landing
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
Blacksher   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nelson Landing
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
Carney   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nelson Landing
 - Carney 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 Nelson Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nelson Landing 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 hospitals 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Nelson Landing)
      Tensaw   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alma   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Movico   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Axis   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Creola   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Century (FL)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Nelson Landing:

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:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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
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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0857, Longitude: -87.8636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nelson Landing 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 Nelson Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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