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Dawes Point, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dawes Point ...

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 Dawes Point (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 Dawes Point. 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 Dawes Point ...

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 Dawes Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Dawes Point: Dawes Pt.
  • While the name of this community is Dawes Point, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Dawes Point may originally have been Dawe's Point.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Dawes Point might be written as Dawe Point.

Newspapers Published in Dawes Point ...

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 140 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dawes Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dawes Point, 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 Dawes Point.

Cemeteries Near Dawes Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dawes Point.

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

Distance &

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

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

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

Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dawes Point
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dawes Point
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Dawes Point
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawes Point
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Dawes Point
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dawes Point
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Grand Bay   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dawes Point
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dawes Point
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 192,904 people in 2016)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dawes Point
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Fowl River   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dawes Point
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dawes Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dawes Point 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 doctors and 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Dawes Point)
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Theodore   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grand Bay   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]   SE   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   28 miles [45.1 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrison (MS)
      D'Iberville (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Dawes Point:

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    
Harrison 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 Dawes Point. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Dawes Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dawes Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawes Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6363, Longitude: -88.2536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dawes Point 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 Dawes Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dawes Point.