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Daphne, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Daphne ...

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 Daphne (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 Daphne. 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 the area of Daphne ...

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 148 newspapers that have been published in the area around Daphne.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Daphne. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Daphne and those printed in the larger area surrounding Daphne.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km]<1> of Daphne.

Cemeteries Near Daphne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Daphne.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W D'Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Christ the King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Malbis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Aid Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Montrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belforest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Silbley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Blakeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairhope Colony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Durant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Saluda Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Fairhope Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Silverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Twin Beach Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Confederate Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spanish Burial Grounds   [Map]     
  WNW Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ahavas Chesed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lartigue 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Daphne had a population of 549 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Daphne had a population of 25,913 people.

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

Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Daphne
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
Bromley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Daphne
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
Point Clear   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Daphne
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Daphne
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 192,904 people in 2016)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Rosinton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Daphne
 - Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Daphne
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Daphne
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Daphne
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Daphne
 - Whistler 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 Daphne. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Daphne 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Daphne is located in Baldwin County and is the County Seat.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Daphne)
      Park City   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summerdale   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Magnolia Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Creola   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alabama Port   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gulf Beach (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Daphne:

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 Baldwin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       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 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Daphne ...

While our initial data for Daphne came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Daphne in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Daphne.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Daphne:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Daphne in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Daphne for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Daphne.
      See our Misc Page for Daphne for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Daphne: www.daphneal.com/

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' distance starting from Daphne. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Daphne) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Daphne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Daphne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Daphne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6297, Longitude: -87.8891     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Daphne 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 Daphne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Daphne.