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Our Genealogical Helper for Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Southern Estates: Southern Ests.

Newspapers Published in Southern 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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southern Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southern Estates, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southern Estates.

Cemeteries Near Southern Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southern 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 Southern Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Serenity Garden Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Lucy Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Freewill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Freemanville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Canoe Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Robinsonville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nokomis Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Sardis Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sullivan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Poarch Mission Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  ESE Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  NNE Little Rock Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Judson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Perdido Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dutch Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Halls Fork Cemetery [Map]      
  W Perdido Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Travelers Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moyeville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Grove 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>

While we didn't find Southern Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southern Estates.

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

Perdido   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Southern Estates
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office
 
Bluff Springs (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southern Estates
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Southern Estates
 - Flomaton had a post office and railroad service
 
McDavid (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southern Estates
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - McDavid had a post office and railroad service
 
Carney   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Southern Estates
 - Carney had a post office and railroad service
 
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Southern Estates
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pollard   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Southern Estates
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 135 people in 2015)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
 
Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southern Estates
 - 1895 population of 303 people
 - Pine Barren 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 Southern Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southern 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 and 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Escambia     (The home county for Southern Estates)
      Atmore   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Flomaton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Baldwin
      Perdido   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Seminole   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clarke
      Carlton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Conecuh
      Range   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Repton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mobile
      Barry Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Creola   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Movico   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Axis   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
      Uriah   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Excel   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Washington
      Malcolm   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Century (FL)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferry Pass (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brent (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Southern 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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington 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 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southern Estates. 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 stretches from Southern Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southern Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0099, Longitude: -87.4730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern 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 Southern Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southern Estates.



 
 
 

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