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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<2>.

The location of Fort Gaines has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Gaines: Ft. Gaines

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fort Gaines is near sea level<4>.

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

The location where Fort Gaines once stood is in the (251) area code.

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.

Communities near Fort Gaines ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Gaines.

  • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
    • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Gaines
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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<6>
  • Alabama Port [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama Port
    • Alabama Port [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Fort Gaines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama Port have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama Port
  • Coden [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coden
    • Coden [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Gaines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coden<6>
  • Mon Louis [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mon Louis
    • Mon Louis [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Fort Gaines
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mon Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mon Louis
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bellefontaine [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefontaine
      • Bellefontaine [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Fort Gaines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefontaine
    • Point Clear [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Clear
      • Point Clear [Baldwin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Gaines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Clear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Clear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Clear<6>
    • Yupon [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yupon
      • Yupon [Baldwin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Gaines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yupon
    • Irvington [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Mobile County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Gaines
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<6>
    • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Springs
      • Magnolia Springs [Baldwin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Gaines
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia Springs<6>
    • Oyster Bay [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
      • Oyster Bay [Baldwin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Fort Gaines
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Gaines. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Gaines.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Gaines.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Gaines. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Gaines.

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About Mobile County

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The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Mobile, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Gaines - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort GainesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Gaines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2488, Longitude: -88.0750       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Gaines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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