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Wheelerville, Alabama
(Mobile County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wheelerville ...

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 Wheelerville (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 Wheelerville. 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 Wheelerville ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheelerville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wheelerville, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wheelerville.

Cemeteries Near Wheelerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wheelerville.

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

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

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

Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Wheelerville
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wheelerville
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wheelerville
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wheelerville
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Wheelerville
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 194,288 people in 2015)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wheelerville
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wheelerville
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Wheelerville
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore 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 Wheelerville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wheelerville 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Wheelerville)
      Country Club Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilmer   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Wheelerville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheelerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6902, Longitude: -88.1917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheelerville 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 Wheelerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wheelerville.


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