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Our Genealogical Helper for Hurricane ...

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 Hurricane (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 Hurricane. 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.

Newspapers Published in Hurricane ...

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 145 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hurricane.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hurricane, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hurricane.

Cemeteries Near Hurricane ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hurricane.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Blakeley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Saluda Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Durant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stanmyer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Stapleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglasville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little St. Louis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Silbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bay Minette Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Creola Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Satsuma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Stockton Memorial 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 Hurricane in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hurricane.

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

D'Olive   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hurricane
 - D'Olive had railroad service and no post office
Bromley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hurricane
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
Bay Minette   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hurricane
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 9,169 people in 2017)
 - Bay Minette had a post office and railroad service
Creola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hurricane
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hurricane
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hurricane
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Carney   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hurricane
 - Carney had a post office and railroad service
Whistler   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hurricane
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hurricane. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hurricane 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Hurricane is located in Baldwin County.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Hurricane)
      Bay Minette   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Park City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creola   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Axis   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Movico   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Century (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Hurricane:

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 Baldwin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile 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    
Greene 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 Baldwin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Baldwin 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hurricane. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurricane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8410, Longitude: -87.9019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurricane 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:

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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 Hurricane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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