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Fort Stoddard, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fort Stoddard ...

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 Fort Stoddard (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 Fort Stoddard. 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 Fort Stoddard ...

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 Fort Stoddard.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fort Stoddard: Ft. Stoddard

Newspapers Published in the area of Fort Stoddard ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Stoddard.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fort Stoddard. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fort Stoddard and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fort Stoddard.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Fort Stoddard.

Cemeteries Near Fort Stoddard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fort Stoddard.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Morningstar Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Seymour Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Malcolm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Big John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Chestang Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Richerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Richerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stockton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Frazier 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.<2>

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

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

Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fort Stoddard
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 1,510 people in 2016)
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
Calvert   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Stoddard
 - Calvert had a post office and railroad service
Chastang   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Stoddard
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
Fairford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Stoddard
 - Fairford had a post office and no railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Fort Stoddard
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fort Stoddard
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
McIntosh   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Stoddard
 - McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
Tensaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fort Stoddard
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Sims Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Stoddard
 - Sims Chapel had a post office and no railroad service

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

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

Mobile     (The home county for Fort Stoddard)
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Movico   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Axis   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Creola   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Fort Stoddard:

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    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 that starts in Fort Stoddard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Stoddard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Stoddard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0999, Longitude: -87.9792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Stoddard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Stoddard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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