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Fort Gaines, Alabama

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Welcome to Fort Gaines ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fort Gaines. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fort Gaines to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fort Gaines, please Contact Us.

Fort Gaines would have been located within present day Mobile County.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Gaines: Ft. Gaines

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fort Gaines is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Fort Gaines was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fort Gaines would have been located in the (251) area code.

Communities near Fort Gaines ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Alabama Port   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bayou La Batre   [Map]   2,513   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Coden   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Irvington   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Gaines.

Communities Also Named Fort Gaines ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Fort Gaines - it's located in Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Gaines.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Gaines. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Gaines. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Gaines.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Gaines:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Fort Gaines no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fort Gaines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Gaines - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Fort Gaines. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Gaines) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Gaines. 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 Fort Gaines

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Gaines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2488, Longitude: -88.0750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Gaines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Gaines.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort Gaines.