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Mauvilla Forest Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mauvilla Forest Estates ...

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 Mauvilla Forest Estates (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 Mauvilla Forest Estates. 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 Mauvilla Forest Estates ...

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 Mauvilla Forest Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mauvilla Forest Estates: Mauvilla Forest Ests.

Newspapers Published in Mauvilla Forest Estates ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mauvilla Forest Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mauvilla Forest Estates, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mauvilla Forest Estates.

Cemeteries Near Mauvilla Forest Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mauvilla Forest Estates.

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 Mauvilla Forest Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Whistler Colored Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whispering Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whistler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prichard Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW West Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wolf Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Newell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Austin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Plateau Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baileys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Saraland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Catholic Cemetery of Mobile   [Map]     
  S Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sand Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Visitation Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bear Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jesuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spanish Burial Grounds   [Map]     
  NNE Satsuma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Indian Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carmelite Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ahavas Chesed Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mauvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mauvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crawford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW University Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Creola Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Valhalla Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapel of Praise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Little Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lartigue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blakeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Semmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Semmes 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 Mauvilla Forest Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mauvilla Forest Estates.

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

Whistler   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - Whistler had a post office and railroad service
Plateau   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - Plateau had railroad service and no post office
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 192,904 people in 2016)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Mauvilla Forest Estates
 - Cox 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 Mauvilla Forest Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mauvilla Forest Estates 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 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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Mauvilla Forest Estates)
      Chickasaw   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Eight Mile   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Creola   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Semmes   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Axis   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Point Clear   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson (MS)
      Hurley (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Helena (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wade (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Martin Bluff (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Mauvilla Forest Estates:

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    
Escambia 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    
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 Mauvilla Forest Estates. 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' distance starting from Mauvilla Forest Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mauvilla Forest Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mauvilla Forest Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7732, Longitude: -88.0869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mauvilla Forest Estates 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 Mauvilla Forest Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mauvilla Forest Estates.