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Nelson, Alabama
(Mobile County)

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Nearest Communities to Nelson, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Nelson, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Nelson:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Nelson and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Nelson is located in Mobile County.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 322 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Nelson. Of these communities, 138 are located in counties other than Mobile County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Nelson (which is Mobile County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Nelson. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Baldwin County  
George County (MS)  
Harrison County (MS)  
Jackson County (MS)  

Mobile County     (The county where Nelson resides)
Given the large number of communities that are located in Mobile County, we have limited the list to those within 23 miles [37 km] of Nelson (about 100 communities).
County Website:
County Seat for Mobile:   Mobile
Genealogy Websites:
State of Alabama       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
Coden     [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
San Souci Beach (Unver)     [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bayou La Batre     [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Delchamps (Unver)     [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dixon Corner (Unver)     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kirewakra (Unver)     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Heron Bay (Unver)     [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Fowl River (Unver)     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Alabama Port     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Orchard (Unver)     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Faustinas (Unver)     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mon Louis     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Smithport (Unver)     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Irvington     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Laurendine (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Elmo     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bayleys Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fernland (Unver)     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bellefontaine     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sunny Cove (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grand Bay     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pinecrest (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Theodore     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dauphin Island     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cloverdale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fort Gaines (Hist)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Quail Run (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rabbit Creek Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mann (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Meadow Lake (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Robinwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Suburban Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tillmans Corner     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Todd Acres (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dees (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Union Church (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dawes (Unver)     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clarke Gardens (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Michele Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Canterbury Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cottage Park Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Country Squire Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crestview (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lansdowne (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lloyds (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ramada Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Scenic West Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Southridge (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Windcrest (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Belle Chene (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carriage Hills (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coronado Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cottage Hill Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dawes Point (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Edgefield (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rolling Acres (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Skyland Park Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Spring Valley (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sunset Ranch (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gulf Dale (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sherwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Alderbrook (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Burma Hills (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Canebrake (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Cottage Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Creekwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Farnell (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Navco (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Oakwood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Wildwood Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Forest Park (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Galloway Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Belvedere (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cambridge Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eau Claire Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
El Monte (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jackson Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pine Run (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Regency (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Seven Hills (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Smithfield (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sugar Creek (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Timbers (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Winthrop Square (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cox (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Neshota (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bridlewood (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Brookwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Country Club Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntleigh Woods (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mertz (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Country Club Village     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hillsdale Heights (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tacon (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
West Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wheelerville (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Alpine Hills (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Deerwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Glen Acres (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Park Forest (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Spring Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Allenville (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Bellwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Chesterfield Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Crichton (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Forest Highlands (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Forest Hill (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Granato Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Lebaron Woods (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Orchard (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Overlook Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Parkview Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Petaluma (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Pine Grove (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Ponderosa (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Princeton Woods (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Mobile     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]

Baldwin County
County Website:
County Seat for Baldwin:   Bay Minette
Genealogy Websites:
State of Alabama       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Baldwin County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
Fort Morgan (Hist)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Darling Landing (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Foots Landing (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Point Clear     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Battles Wharf (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Loyola Villa (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Magnolia Beach (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Barnwell (Unver)     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Houstonville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairhope     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Seacliff (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Volanta (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Turkey Branch (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Montrose     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gulf Highlands (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bayside (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Fobbs Ferry (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
McKenzie Ferry (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Yupon (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Palmetto Beach (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
River Park (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Jackson Oak (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cedar Grove (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Clay City     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gasque (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marlow (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Daphne     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Park City     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Magnolia Springs     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Belforest (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bridgehead (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fort McDermott (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Spanish Fort     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Yelling Settlement (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Buzbee Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Malbis (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Military Bridge Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bon Secour     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Oyster Bay (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Silverhill     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Oak (Unver)     [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Blakeley (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ellisville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Live Oak Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gulf Shores     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Summerdale     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bromley     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Loxley     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Steam Mill Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Foley     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robertsdale     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lower Hall Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pine Haven (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Steelwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Swift (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rosinton (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stapleton     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Elberta     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Miflin (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Romar Beach (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hurricane (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Perkins Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Crossroads (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Holly Hills (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Whitehouse Forks (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Orange Beach     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carpenter (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sizemore Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Upper Hall Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vangordon (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Elsanor (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Caswell (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lees Ferry (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

George County (MS)
County Seat for George:   Lucedale (MS)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Mississippi       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
George County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
Howell (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dean Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Movella (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Waters Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Howells Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Agricola (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Barton (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Latonia (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gibson Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shipman (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Vaughan (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ward (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Donovan (MS) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

Harrison County (MS)
County Website:
County Seat for Harrison:   Gulfport (MS)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Mississippi       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
D'Iberville (MS)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

Jackson County (MS)
County Website:
County Seat for Jackson:   Pascagoula (MS)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Mississippi       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Note: Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.
Missala (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pecan (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Orange Grove (MS)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
East Moss Point (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kreole (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Slaughter Flat Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eastside (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Helena (MS)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Elders Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Ford (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Moss Point (MS)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
South Pascagoula (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
East Pascagoula (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Escatawpa (MS)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pascagoula (MS)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Randall Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Big Point (MS)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sawmill Pointe (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Coll Town (MS)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dickens Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Three Rivers (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hurley (MS)     [Map]     NW   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]
Poticaw Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tanners Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gautier (MS)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hilda (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wade (MS)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Evergreen (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Harleston (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dees Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fountainebleau (MS)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
McCall Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vancleave (MS)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Graham Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Holders Ferry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Popetown (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort Bayou (MS) (Hist)     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Americus (MS) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Brewton (MS) (Hist)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Old Americus (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gulf Park Estates (MS)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Bayou Estates (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ocean Springs (MS)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Holly Landing (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gulf Hills (MS)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Martins Pine Hill Estates (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Martin (MS)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vestry (MS) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Latimer (MS)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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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 stretches from Nelson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nelson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3863, Longitude: -88.2167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nelson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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