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Our Genealogy Helper for Mobile ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Mobile (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 Mobile. 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.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Mobile is located in Mobile County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

  • Mobile County     (The home county of Mobile)
    • Prichard [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prichard
      • Prichard [Mobile County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,294 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prichard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prichard<2>
    • Chickasaw [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw
      • Chickasaw [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickasaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chickasaw<2>
    • Eight Mile [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eight Mile
      • Eight Mile [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eight Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eight Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eight Mile<2>
    • Country Club Village [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Club Village
      • Country Club Village [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Club Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Club Village
    • Saraland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saraland
      • Saraland [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saraland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saraland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saraland<2>
    • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillmans Corner
      • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillmans Corner
    • Satsuma [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsuma
      • Satsuma [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsuma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Satsuma<2>
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<2>
    • Creola [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Semmes [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semmes
      • Semmes [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semmes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semmes<2>
    • Bellefontaine [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefontaine
      • Bellefontaine [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Mobile
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefontaine
    • Axis [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axis
      • Axis [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axis
    • Irvington [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<2>
  • Baldwin County
    • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County]
    • Park City [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Daphne [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
      • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daphne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daphne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daphne<2>
    • Bromley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bromley
      • Bromley [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bromley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bromley
    • Montrose [Baldwin County]
    • Fairhope [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhope
      • Fairhope [Baldwin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairhope<2>
    • Stapleton [Baldwin County]
    • Point Clear [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Clear
      • Point Clear [Baldwin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Clear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Clear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Clear<2>
    • Loxley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loxley
      • Loxley [Baldwin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loxley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loxley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loxley<2>
    • Bay Minette [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Minette
      • Bay Minette [Baldwin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,509 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Minette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Minette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Minette<2>
    • Clay City [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay City
      • Clay City [Baldwin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
    • Silverhill [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverhill
      • Silverhill [Baldwin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverhill<2>
    • Robertsdale [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsdale
      • Robertsdale [Baldwin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robertsdale<2>
  • Escambia County
    • Atmore [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atmore
      • Atmore [Escambia County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atmore<2>
  • Washington County
    • McIntosh [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<2>
  • Escambia County (FL)
  • George County (MS)
    • Howell [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howell
      • Howell [George County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Mobile
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell
    • Agricola [George County]
    • Lucedale [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
      • Lucedale [George County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucedale<2>
  • Jackson County (MS)
    • Big Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Point
      • Big Point [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Mobile
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Point
    • Hurley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
      • Hurley [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<2>
    • Helena [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
    • Moss Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
      • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<2>
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,542 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<2>
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Mobile ...

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 144 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mobile.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Mobile. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Mobile and those printed in the larger area surrounding Mobile.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 10 miles [16.1 km] of Mobile.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Mobile:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Florida
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Mobile ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mobile.

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

  • Church Street Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Church Street Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Church Street Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Street Cemetery
  • Spanish Burial Grounds
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spanish Burial Grounds
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spanish Burial Grounds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Burial Grounds
  • Magnolia Cemetery
  • Mobile National Cemetery
  • Little Magnolia Cemetery
  • Ahavas Chesed Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Jewish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewish Cemetery
    • Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery
    • Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery
    • Plateau Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Plateau Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Plateau Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plateau Cemetery
    • Oaklawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oaklawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oaklawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn Cemetery
    • St. Austin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Austin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Austin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Austin Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #25954<4>
    • Catholic Cemetery
    • Visitation Monastery Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Visitation Monastery Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Visitation Monastery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Visitation Monastery Cemetery
    • Carmelite Monastery Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carmelite Monastery Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carmelite Monastery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmelite Monastery Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Mobile had a population of 31,076 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Mobile had a population of 187,746 people.

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

  • Mobile [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobile
    • Mobile [Mobile County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mobile
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31,076 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 187,746 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mobile had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobile
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobile<2>
  • Plateau [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plateau
    • Plateau [Mobile County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Plateau had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plateau have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plateau
  • Cox [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox
    • Cox [Mobile County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cox had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox
  • Prichard [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prichard
    • Prichard [Mobile County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,294 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prichard had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prichard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prichard<2>
  • Whistler [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whistler
    • Whistler [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whistler had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whistler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whistler
  • Spring Hill [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
    • Spring Hill [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mobile
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
  • Continue List ...
    • Daphne [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
      • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 549 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,719 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daphne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daphne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daphne<2>
    • Kushla [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kushla
      • Kushla [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kushla had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kushla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kushla
    • Bromley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bromley
      • Bromley [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mobile
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bromley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bromley
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 277 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<2>
    • Montrose [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Baldwin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montrose<2>
    • Creola [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Mobile
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,032 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Creola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Oak Grove [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mobile
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Point Clear [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Clear
      • Point Clear [Baldwin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mobile
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Clear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Clear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Clear<2>
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mobile
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Mobile. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mobile.

Mentions & References for Mobile

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About Mobile County

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The official website for Mobile: www.cityofmobile.org/

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Mobile) 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 Mobile. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MobileOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mobile. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6916, Longitude: -88.0461    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Mobile, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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