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Mann, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mann ...

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 Mann (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 Mann. 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 Mann ...

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 142 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mann.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mann, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mann.

Cemeteries Near Mann ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mann.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Mobile Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Magnolia Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Lartigue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boudans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carmelite Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jesuit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Serenity Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Lundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW University Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ahavas Chesed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Visitation Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sand Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dawes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Beverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spanish Burial Grounds   [Map]     
  NE Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Crest West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Creek Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Catholic Cemetery of Mobile   [Map]     
  NNE Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Austin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Wolf Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N West Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plateau Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pierce 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 Mann in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mann.

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

Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mann
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mann
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Mann
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mann
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 192,904 people in 2016)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mann
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
Fowl River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Mann
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
Mon Louis   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mann
 - Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mann
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mann
 - Fernland 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 Mann. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mann 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 hospitals and 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Mann)
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Theodore   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Irvington   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Elmo   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bayou La Batre   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grand Bay   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Park City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Magnolia Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Mann:

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    
Washington County:       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    
Jackson 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Mann. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mann) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mann. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5932, Longitude: -88.1439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mann 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mann.