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Redtown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Redtown ...

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 Redtown (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 Redtown. 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 Redtown ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Redtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Redtown, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Redtown.

Cemeteries Near Redtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Redtown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Millers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Judson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Booneville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Driskell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jack Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dixie Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Poarch Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryars McGill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Freemanville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mothershed Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Perdido Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nokomis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Semirah Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Huxford Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mineola Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tensaw Memorial 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 Redtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Redtown.

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

Perdido   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Redtown
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office
Blacksher   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Redtown
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
Little River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Redtown
 - Little River had a post office and no railroad service
Tensaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Redtown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Redtown
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Redtown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
Carney   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Redtown
 - Carney had a post office and railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Redtown
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Stockton 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 Redtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Redtown 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 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Redtown)
      Perdido   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Repton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Movico   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Axis   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creola   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Redtown:

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 Baldwin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
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 Baldwin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 'point-to-point' distance from Redtown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Redtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Redtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1380, Longitude: -87.6325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Redtown 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 Redtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Redtown.