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Robertsdale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Robertsdale ...

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 Robertsdale (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 Robertsdale. 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 the area of Robertsdale ...

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 144 newspapers that have been published in the area around Robertsdale.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Robertsdale. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Robertsdale and those printed in the larger area surrounding Robertsdale.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Robertsdale.

Cemeteries Near Robertsdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Robertsdale.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Hall Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Baldwin Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coopers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Silverhill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Summerdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dyes Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Timney South River Park Community Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Foley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pittman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hinote Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Belforest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friends Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Christ the King Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pine Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Malbis 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 Robertsdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Robertsdale.

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

Rosinton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Robertsdale
 - Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Robertsdale
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
Magnolia Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Robertsdale
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Robertsdale
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
Daphne   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Robertsdale
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
Point Clear   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Robertsdale
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
Swift   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Robertsdale
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
Gateswood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Robertsdale
 - Gateswood had a post office and no railroad service
Bon Secour   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Robertsdale
 - Bon Secour 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 Robertsdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Robertsdale 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Robertsdale)
      Silverhill   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Summerdale   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Foley   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Magnolia Springs   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elberta   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Park City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Seminole   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alabama Port   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Creola   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Gaines - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gulf Beach (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Robertsdale:

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:

Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia 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 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Robertsdale. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Robertsdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Robertsdale) 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 Robertsdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Robertsdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robertsdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5533, Longitude: -87.7059     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robertsdale 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 Robertsdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Robertsdale.


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