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Our Genealogy Helper for Foley ...

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 Foley (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Foley. 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.

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 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.

Foley is located in Baldwin County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

  • Baldwin County     (The home county of Foley)
    • Elberta [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberta
      • Elberta [Baldwin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elberta<3>
    • Summerdale [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerdale
      • Summerdale [Baldwin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,681 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerdale<3>
    • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Springs
      • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia Springs<3>
    • Bon Secour [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Secour
      • Bon Secour [Baldwin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Secour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Secour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Secour<3>
    • Orange Beach [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Beach
      • Orange Beach [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange Beach<3>
    • Gulf Shores [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Shores
      • Gulf Shores [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Shores
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulf Shores<3>
    • Oyster Bay [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
      • Oyster Bay [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Foley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
    • Yupon [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yupon
      • Yupon [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yupon
    • Perdido Beach [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdido Beach
      • Perdido Beach [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdido Beach
    • Robertsdale [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsdale
      • Robertsdale [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,815 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robertsdale<3>
    • Clay City [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay City
      • Clay City [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
    • Silverhill [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverhill
      • Silverhill [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverhill<3>
    • Lillian [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillian
      • Lillian [Baldwin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillian
  • Mobile County
    • Fort Gaines [Mobile County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gaines
      • Fort Gaines [Mobile County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Gaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alabama Port [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama Port
      • Alabama Port [Mobile County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama Port have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama Port
    • Mon Louis [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mon Louis
      • Mon Louis [Mobile County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mon Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mon Louis
    • Bellefontaine [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefontaine
      • Bellefontaine [Mobile County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefontaine
    • Dauphin Island [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dauphin Island
      • Dauphin Island [Mobile County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dauphin Island
    • Mobile [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobile
      • Mobile [Mobile County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobile<3>
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<3>
    • Prichard [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prichard
      • Prichard [Mobile County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,428 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prichard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prichard<3>
    • Coden [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coden
      • Coden [Mobile County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coden<3>
    • Irvington [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Mobile County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<3>
    • Chickasaw [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw
      • Chickasaw [Mobile County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickasaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chickasaw<3>
    • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
      • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou La Batre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayou La Batre<3>
    • Eight Mile [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eight Mile
      • Eight Mile [Mobile County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eight Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eight Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eight Mile<3>
  • Escambia County (FL)
    • Gulf Beach Heights [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Beach Heights
      • Gulf Beach Heights [Escambia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Foley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Beach Heights
    • Gulf Beach [Escambia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Beach
      • Gulf Beach [Escambia County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Foley
    • Perdido Key [Escambia County]
    • Bellview [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellview
      • Bellview [Escambia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellview
    • Myrtle Grove [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle Grove
      • Myrtle Grove [Escambia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle Grove
    • West Pensacola [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pensacola
      • West Pensacola [Escambia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Pensacola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pensacola
    • Warrington [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrington
      • Warrington [Escambia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrington
    • Cantonment [Escambia County]
    • Ensley [Escambia County]
    • Tristan Village [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tristan Village
      • Tristan Village [Escambia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tristan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tristan Village
    • Barrineau Park [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrineau Park
      • Barrineau Park [Escambia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Foley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrineau Park
    • Brent [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brent
      • Brent [Escambia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brent
    • Gonzalez [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gonzalez
      • Gonzalez [Escambia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Foley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gonzalez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzalez
  • Santa Rosa County (FL)
    • Gulf Breeze [Santa Rosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Breeze
      • Gulf Breeze [Santa Rosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Breeze
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulf Breeze<3>
    • Pace [Santa Rosa County]
    • Bagdad [Santa Rosa County]
    • Milton [Santa Rosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Santa Rosa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Foley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Foley ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Foley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Foley, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Foley.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Foley:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Florida

Cemeteries Near Foley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Foley.

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

  • Pleasant View Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Lay Cemetery
  • Fell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fell Cemetery
  • St. Marks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
  • Pine Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Rest Cemetery
  • Summerdale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Summerdale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Summerdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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.<6>

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

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

  • Swift [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift
    • Swift [Baldwin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Foley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Swift had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swift have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift
  • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Springs
    • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Foley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia Springs<3>
  • Bon Secour [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Secour
    • Bon Secour [Baldwin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Foley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Secour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Secour
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Secour<3>
  • Josephine [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Josephine
    • Josephine [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Foley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Josephine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Josephine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Josephine
  • Marlow [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlow
    • Marlow [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlow
  • Gasque [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gasque
    • Gasque [Baldwin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Foley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gasque have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gasque
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gasque<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Perdido Key [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdido Key
      • Perdido Key [Escambia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Foley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perdido Key had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdido Key
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perdido Key<3>
    • Rosinton [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosinton
      • Rosinton [Baldwin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Foley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosinton
    • Point Clear [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Clear
      • Point Clear [Baldwin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Foley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Clear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Clear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Clear<3>
    • Millview [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millview
      • Millview [Escambia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millview had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millview
    • Montrose [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Baldwin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montrose<3>
    • Daphne [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
      • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Foley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 549 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,869 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daphne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daphne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daphne<3>
    • Muscogee [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscogee
      • Muscogee [Escambia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Foley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Muscogee had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscogee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscogee
    • Gateswood [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gateswood
      • Gateswood [Baldwin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Foley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gateswood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gateswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateswood
    • Warrington [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrington
      • Warrington [Escambia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Foley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,301 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warrington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrington

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Foley. See our List of 1890's Communities around Foley.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Foley ...

While our initial data about Foley came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Foley 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 Foley.

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

Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Foley in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Foley for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Foley. See our Misc Page for Foley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Foley. 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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Foley) 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 Foley. 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 Foley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3999, Longitude: -87.6643       In this case, the coordinates for Foley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Foley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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