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Romar Beach, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Romar Beach ...

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 Romar Beach (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 Romar Beach. 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 Romar Beach ...

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 Romar Beach.

  • Typical abbreviation for Romar Beach: Romar Bch.

Newspapers Published in Romar Beach ...

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 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Romar Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Romar Beach, 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 Romar Beach.

Cemeteries Near Romar Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Romar Beach.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Miller Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Fell Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N St. Marks Cemetery [Map]      
      11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNE Prince of Peace Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shellbank Cemetery [Map]      
      12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NW Pine Rest Cemetery [Map]      
      15 miles [24.1 km]  
  NNW Summerdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gilley Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NNE Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brook Cedron 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 Romar Beach in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Romar Beach.

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

Swift   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Romar Beach
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
Josephine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Romar Beach
 - Josephine had a post office and no railroad service
Bon Secour   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Romar Beach
 - Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Romar Beach
 - Perdido Key had railroad service and no post office
Gasque   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Romar Beach
 - Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
Magnolia Springs   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Romar Beach
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Romar Beach
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
Millview (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Romar Beach
 - 1895 population of 406 people
 - Millview 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 Romar Beach. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Romar Beach 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 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 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Romar Beach)
      Orange Beach   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gulf Shores   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bon Secour   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Foley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Perdido Beach   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elberta   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Magnolia Springs   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summerdale   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lillian   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Seminole   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Gaines - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dauphin Island   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alabama Port   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coden   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bayou La Batre   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gulf Beach (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Warrington (FL)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sanders Beach (FL)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goulding (FL)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brent (FL)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Romar Beach:

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:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romar Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2608, Longitude: -87.6222     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romar Beach 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 Romar Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Romar Beach.


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