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Our Genealogical Helper for Scenic West Estates ...

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 Scenic West Estates (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 Scenic West Estates. 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 Scenic West Estates ...

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 Scenic West Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Scenic West Estates: Scenic West Ests.

Newspapers Published in Scenic West Estates ...

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 142 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scenic West Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scenic West Estates, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scenic West Estates.

Cemeteries Near Scenic West Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scenic West Estates.

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 Scenic West Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mobile Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Little Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Dawes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Magnolia Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  N University Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Casher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jesuit Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sand Town Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Pine Crest West Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Creek Cemetery West [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Lartigue Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carmelite Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Serenity Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Ahavas Chesed Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Little Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mobile National Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Visitation Monastery Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Green Mt. Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wolf Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Crawford Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Church Street Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Catholic Cemetery of Mobile [Map]      
  NE Oaklawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Newell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE West Gethsemane Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bear Fork Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beverly Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lundy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spanish Burial Grounds [Map]      
  NNE Whistler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prichard Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whispering Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whistler Colored Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elam Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Indian Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boudans Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Semmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Semmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Plateau Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove 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 Scenic West Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Scenic West Estates.

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

Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Scenic West Estates
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scenic West Estates
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Scenic West Estates
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Scenic West Estates
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scenic West Estates
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
 
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scenic West Estates
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scenic West Estates
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
 
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scenic West Estates
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
 
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Scenic West Estates
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Scenic West Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scenic West Estates 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 doctors 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.

Scenic West Estates is located in Mobile County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Mobile     (The home county for Scenic West Estates)
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Baldwin
      Park City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Washington
      Fairford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 Scenic West Estates:

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 Mobile County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Mobile 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scenic West Estates. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scenic West Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6294, Longitude: -88.1847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scenic West Estates 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 Scenic West Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scenic West Estates.



 
 
 

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