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Little River, Alabama
(Baldwin County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Little River ...

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 Little River (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 Little River. 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 Little River ...

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 Little River.

  • Typical abbreviation for Little River: Little Riv.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Little River)
  Blacksher   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Tensaw   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Perdido   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Phillipsville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bay Minette   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stapleton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bromley   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gainestown   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Alma   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Walker Springs   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stave Creek   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Whatley   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grove Hill   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Salitpa   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Range   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Repton   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lenox   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bermuda   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Castleberry   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Huxford   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Atmore   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Flomaton   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pollard   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brewton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Brewton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Riverview   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Calvert   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Movico   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barry Village   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bucks   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Axis   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Creola   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Citronelle   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Satsuma   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gulfcrest   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chunchula   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saraland   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Uriah   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Goodway   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Megargel   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Frisco City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Perdue Hill   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Excel   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mexia   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Monroeville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Finchburg - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Scratch Ankle   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peterman   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  McIntosh   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Sunflower   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fairford   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wagarville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bassetts Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Leroy   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sims Chapel   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint Stephen's   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hobson   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tibbie   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chatom   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Escambia (FL)
  Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Century (FL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McDavid (FL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
  Jay (FL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Little River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little River.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Phillips Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Mamies Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Steadham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Blake Place Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW William Weatherford Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Grave of Red Eagle   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Mineola Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shomo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Tensaw Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Dixie Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Booneville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Mt. Gillard Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Canaan MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Millers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Semirah Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mothershed Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Little River ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little River.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little River, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little River.

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Little River had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Blacksher   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Little River
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Little River
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
Tensaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Little River
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Gainestown   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Little River
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gainestown had a post office and no railroad service
Alma   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Little River
 - Alma had a post office and no railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Little River
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Barlow Bend   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little River
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Barlow Bend had a post office and railroad service
Perdido   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little River
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Little River:

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:

Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Conecuh County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County:     Cyndi's



Mobile County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Washington 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Little River ...

While our initial data about Little River came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Little River in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Little River.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Little River:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Little River. See our Misc Page for Little River for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little River. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Little River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Little River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2573, Longitude: -87.7087     [Map].

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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>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.

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<4>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 Little River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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