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Osaka, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Osaka ...

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 Osaka (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 Osaka. 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 Osaka ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Osaka.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Osaka, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Osaka.

Cemeteries Near Osaka ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Osaka.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mize Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Little Escambia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pineview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Acres Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Lambeth - Boutwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Catawba Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Halls Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sardis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moyeville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Odom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Carlney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cora Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Travis Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ft. Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hanberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wallace Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Rock Church 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.<2>

While we didn't find Osaka in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Osaka.

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

Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Osaka
 - Flomaton had a post office and railroad service
Pollard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Osaka
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 135 people in 2016)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Osaka
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Osaka
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
Brewton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Osaka
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,432 people in 2016)
 - Brewton had a post office and railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Osaka
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
McDavid (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Osaka
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - McDavid had a post office and railroad service
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Osaka
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
Berrydale (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Osaka
 - Berrydale 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 Osaka. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Osaka 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 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.

Osaka is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

Below are the counties that are near Osaka. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Osaka:

Escambia     (The home county for Osaka)
      Pollard   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seminole   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Range   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Repton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wing   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Excel   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferry Pass (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holt (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harold (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Osaka:

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia 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 Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osaka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0638, Longitude: -87.2239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Osaka 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 Osaka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Osaka.