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Our Genealogical Helper for Steam Mill Landing ...

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 Steam Mill Landing (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 Steam Mill Landing. 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 Steam Mill Landing ...

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 Steam Mill Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Steam Mill Landing: Steam Ml. Lndg. (or less commonly used: Steam Ml. Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Steam Mill Landing ...

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 Steam Mill Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Steam Mill Landing, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Steam Mill Landing.

Cemeteries Near Steam Mill Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Steam Mill Landing.

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 Steam Mill Landing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Blakeley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Saluda Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilkins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Westview Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Durant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Silbley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Aid Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dean Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Plateau Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Spanish Burial Grounds [Map]      
  S D'Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Malbis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stapleton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oaklawn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Catholic Cemetery of Mobile [Map]      
  WSW Church Street Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Little Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mobile National Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ahavas Chesed Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Christ the King 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 Steam Mill Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Steam Mill Landing.

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

Bromley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Steam Mill Landing
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Steam Mill Landing
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Steam Mill Landing
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Steam Mill Landing
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
 
Creola   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Steam Mill Landing
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
 
D'Olive   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Steam Mill Landing
 - D'Olive had railroad service and no post office
 
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Steam Mill Landing
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
 
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Steam Mill Landing
 - Cox 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 Steam Mill Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Steam Mill Landing 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Baldwin     (The home county for Steam Mill Landing)
      Bromley   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Park City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Clarke
      Carlton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Escambia
      Atmore   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Mobile
      Mobile   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Creola   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Axis   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Washington
      Fairford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Steam Mill Landing:

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:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile 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    
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 Baldwin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
Also see ...
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      Mississippi

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Steam Mill Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Steam Mill Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steam Mill Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7549, Longitude: -87.9164     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steam Mill Landing 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 Steam Mill Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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