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Robinwood, Alabama
(Mobile County)

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The location of Robinwood

Our Genealogy Helper for Robinwood ...

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 Robinwood (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 Robinwood. 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.

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

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

Mobile     (The home county for Robinwood)
  Tillmans Corner   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Theodore   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Irvington   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Elmo   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Country Club Village   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bellefontaine   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mobile   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grand Bay   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eight Mile   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bayou La Batre   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mon Louis   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Prichard   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Park City   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Daphne   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Spanish Fort   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Point Clear   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairhope   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bromley   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clay City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Loxley   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stapleton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Silverhill   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fort Morgan - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairford   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
  Lucedale (MS)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Greene (MS)
  Brown Town (MS)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson (MS)
  Big Point (MS)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hurley (MS)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Helena (MS)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coll Town (MS)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wade (MS)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Moss Point (MS)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brewton (MS) - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hickory Hills (MS)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Robinwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Robinwood.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Robinwood covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Mobile Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Magnolia Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dawes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Serenity Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Pine Crest West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Creek Cemetery West   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Beverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N University Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Lundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boudans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lartigue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carmelite Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jesuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Visitation Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ahavas Chesed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reformed Temple Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wolf Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bear Fork Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Robinwood ...

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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Robinwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Robinwood, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Robinwood.

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 Robinwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Robinwood.

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

Theodore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Robinwood
 - 1895 population of 277 people
 - Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Robinwood
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Robinwood
 - Cox had a post office and railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Robinwood
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Fernland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Robinwood
 - Fernland had railroad service and no post office
Fowl River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Robinwood
 - Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
Grand Bay   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Robinwood
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Robinwood
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 190,265 people in 2017)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Bayou La Batre   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Robinwood
 - 1895 population of 35 people (with 2,512 people in 2017)
 - Bayou La Batre 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 Robinwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Robinwood in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Robinwood:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



George County (MS):     Cyndi's



Greene County (MS):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Mobile County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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- Robinwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5919, Longitude: -88.2050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinwood 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:

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

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