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Rosinton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosinton ...

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 Rosinton (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 Rosinton. 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 Rosinton ...

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 142 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosinton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosinton, 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 Rosinton.

Cemeteries Near Rosinton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosinton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Dyes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coopers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Baldwin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hinote Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Silverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Belforest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW Malbis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Christ the King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summerdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Aid 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gateswood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rosinton
 - Gateswood had a post office and no railroad service
Daphne   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Rosinton
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 25,913 people in 2016)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosinton
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosinton
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
Bromley   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rosinton
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
Magnolia Springs   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosinton
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Point Clear   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosinton
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
Swift   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosinton
 - Swift 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 Rosinton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosinton 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.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Rosinton)
      Loxley   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Silverhill   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summerdale   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairhope   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Park City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mobile   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Creola   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellefontaine   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mon Louis   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eight Mile   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Club Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prichard   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tillmans Corner   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Axis   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gulf Beach (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tristan Village (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Rosinton:

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:

Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rosinton ...

While our initial data for Rosinton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rosinton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rosinton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Rosinton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rosinton.
      See our Misc Page for Rosinton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Rosinton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rosinton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosinton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6185, Longitude: -87.6936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosinton 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 Rosinton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosinton.