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Our Genealogical Helper for Pollard ...

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 Pollard (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 Pollard. 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.

Newspapers Published in Pollard ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pollard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pollard, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pollard.

Cemeteries Near Pollard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pollard.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pollard Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hollywood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Gay Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Catawba Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Acres Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Little Escambia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Odom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mize Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rock Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Emmons Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cora Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  S Concord Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  ENE Travis Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lambeth - Boutwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Travelers Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Dixonville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brantley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ft. Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Baptist Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pineview Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Carlney Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  S Pine Level Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  SE Old Fidelis Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  NW Halls Creek Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hammac Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis Church 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 Pollard had a population of 389 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Pollard had a population of 135 people.

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

Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pollard
 - Flomaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pollard
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brewton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pollard
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,434 people in 2015)
 - Brewton had a post office and railroad service
 
Bluff Springs (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pollard
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Berrydale (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pollard
 - Berrydale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Pollard
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
 
McDavid (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pollard
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - McDavid had a post office and railroad service
 
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pollard
 - Kirkland 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 Pollard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pollard 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Pollard is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

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

  DirectionDistance
Escambia     (The home county for Pollard)
      Flomaton   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Baldwin
      Perdido   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Seminole   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conecuh
      Range   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Repton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Covington
      Wing   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Monroe
      Goodway   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Excel   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferry Pass (FL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brent (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holt (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crestview (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harold (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Pollard:

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pollard ...

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

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 Pollard:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Pollard in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Pollard for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pollard.
      See our Misc Page for Pollard for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Pollard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pollard) 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 Pollard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pollard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pollard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0235, Longitude: -87.1736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pollard 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 Pollard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pollard.



 
 
 

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