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Lees Ferry, Alabama
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Our Genealogy Helper for Lees Ferry ...

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 Lees Ferry (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 Lees Ferry. 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 Lees Ferry ...

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 Lees Ferry.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lees Ferry: Lees Fry. (or less commonly used: Lees Frry.)
  • While the name of this community is Lees Ferry, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Lees Ferry may originally have been Lee's Ferry.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Lees Ferry might be written as Lee Ferry.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Lees Ferry)
  Robertsdale   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Seminole   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Loxley   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Silverhill   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Summerdale   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stapleton   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elberta   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Foley   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clay City   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lillian   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Daphne   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bromley   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Atmore   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Flomaton   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pollard   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mobile   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chickasaw   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Creola   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Satsuma   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bellefontaine   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Axis   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saraland   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mon Louis   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eight Mile   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prichard   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Country Club Village   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tillmans Corner   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Escambia (FL)
  Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cantonment (FL)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Molino (FL)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bellview (FL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ensley (FL)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
  Pace (FL)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Galt City (FL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Milton (FL)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bagdad (FL)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jay (FL)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lees Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lees Ferry.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Lees Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Hinote Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dyes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Coopers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Baldwin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allen Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lees Ferry ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lees Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lees Ferry, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lees Ferry.

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 Lees Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lees Ferry.

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

Gateswood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Lees Ferry
 - Gateswood had a post office and no railroad service
Rosinton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lees Ferry
 - Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
Muscogee (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Lees Ferry
 - Muscogee had railroad service and no post office
Cantonment (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Lees Ferry
 - Cantonment had a post office and railroad service
Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lees Ferry
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
Quintette (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Lees Ferry
 - Quintette had railroad service and no post office
Swift   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Lees Ferry
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
Molino (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lees Ferry
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - Molino had a post office and railroad service
Daphne   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Lees Ferry
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 26,506 people in 2018)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Lees Ferry
 - Montrose 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 Lees Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lees Ferry in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Lees Ferry:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Escambia County:     Cyndi's



Mobile County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County (FL):     Cyndi's



Santa Rosa County (FL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Baldwin County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Lees Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lees Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6232, Longitude: -87.5869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lees Ferry 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 Lees Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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