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Country Squire Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Country Squire 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 Country Squire 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 Country Squire 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 Country Squire 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 Country Squire Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Country Squire Estates: Country Squire Ests.

Newspapers Published in Country Squire 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 Country Squire Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Country Squire Estates, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Country Squire Estates.

Cemeteries Near Country Squire Estates ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Dawes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Mobile Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Crest West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Creek Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Little Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE University Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Magnolia Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Serenity Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Jesuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sand Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Beverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Casher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Carmelite Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Visitation Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wolf Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bear Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crawford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Semmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Semmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lartigue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ahavas Chesed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Lundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allentown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Catholic Cemetery of Mobile   [Map]     
  ENE Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Austin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Whistler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prichard Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whispering Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whistler Colored Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Indian Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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.<3>

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

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

Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Country Squire Estates
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Country Squire Estates
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Country Squire Estates
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Country Squire Estates
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Country Squire Estates
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Country Squire Estates
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 192,904 people in 2016)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Country Squire Estates
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Country Squire Estates
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Country Squire Estates
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Grand Bay   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Country Squire Estates
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay 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 Country Squire Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Country Squire 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 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Country Squire Estates)
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grand Bay   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Country Squire Estates:

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 website for the State of 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     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Country Squire Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6313, Longitude: -88.2228     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Country Squire Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Country Squire Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Country Squire Estates.