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Our Genealogy Helper for Russell ...

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 Russell (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 Russell. 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 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.

Russell is located in Mobile County.

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

  • Mobile County     (The home county of Russell)
    • Citronelle [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citronelle
      • Citronelle [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Citronelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citronelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Citronelle<3>
    • Gulfcrest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfcrest
      • Gulfcrest [Mobile County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfcrest
    • Chunchula [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunchula
      • Chunchula [Mobile County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunchula
    • Barry Village [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barry Village
      • Barry Village [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Russell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barry Village
    • Bucks [Mobile County]
    • Movico [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Movico
      • Movico [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Movico
    • Mount Vernon [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<3>
    • Calvert [Mobile County]
    • Axis [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axis
      • Axis [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axis
    • Creola [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Saraland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saraland
      • Saraland [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saraland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saraland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saraland<3>
    • Satsuma [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsuma
      • Satsuma [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Satsuma<3>
    • Wilmer [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmer
      • Wilmer [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Russell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmer<3>
  • Baldwin County
    • Stockton [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Baldwin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Russell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockton<3>
    • Tensaw [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tensaw
      • Tensaw [Baldwin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Russell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tensaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tensaw
    • Bay Minette [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Minette
      • Bay Minette [Baldwin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Minette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Minette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Minette<3>
    • Bromley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bromley
      • Bromley [Baldwin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bromley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bromley
    • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fort
      • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2015: 8,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fort<3>
    • Little River [Baldwin County]
    • Stapleton [Baldwin County]
    • Perdido [Baldwin County]
    • Daphne [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
      • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daphne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daphne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daphne<3>
    • Montrose [Baldwin County]
    • Loxley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loxley
      • Loxley [Baldwin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loxley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loxley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loxley<3>
  • Clarke County
    • Carlton [Clarke County]
    • Jackson [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Clarke County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
  • Washington County
    • Fairford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairford
      • Fairford [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairford
    • Sims Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims Chapel
      • Sims Chapel [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims Chapel
    • Deer Park [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
    • Vinegar Bend [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinegar Bend
      • Vinegar Bend [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinegar Bend
    • Malcolm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malcolm
      • Malcolm [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
    • McIntosh [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<3>
    • Tibbie [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tibbie
      • Tibbie [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tibbie
    • Fruitdale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
      • Fruitdale [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
    • Sunflower [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Yellow Pine [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Pine
      • Yellow Pine [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Pine
    • Chatom [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatom
      • Chatom [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatom<3>
    • Hobson [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson
      • Hobson [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
    • Wagarville [Washington County]
  • George County (MS)
    • Lucedale [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
      • Lucedale [George County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucedale<3>
    • Agricola [George County]
  • Greene County (MS)
    • Brown Town [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
      • Brown Town [Greene County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
    • Leakesville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
      • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leakesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leakesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leakesville<3>
    • Clark [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
      • Clark [Greene County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • State Line [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Line
      • State Line [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Line
    • McLain [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLain
      • McLain [Greene County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLain
  • Jackson County (MS)
    • Hurley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
      • Hurley [Jackson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Russell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Russell ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Russell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Russell, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Russell.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Russell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Russell.

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

  • Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
  • Mt. Nebo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Nebo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Nebo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Nebo Cemetery
  • St. Annes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Annes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Annes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Annes Cemetery
  • Lambert Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lambert Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lambert Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert Cemetery
  • Lambert Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lambert Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lambert Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert Cemetery
  • Pine Crest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Crest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Crest Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Pinecrest Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Citronelle Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Citronelle Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Citronelle Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citronelle Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Whatley Holiness Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whatley Holiness Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whatley Holiness Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whatley Holiness Cemetery
    • Brannon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brannon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brannon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brannon Cemetery
    • Old Providence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Providence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Providence Cemetery
    • Gulf Crest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gulf Crest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gulf Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Crest Cemetery
    • Lott Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lott Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lott Cemetery
    • Meinhardt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meinhardt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meinhardt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meinhardt Cemetery
    • Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Russell.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery
    • County Line Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the County Line Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the County Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • County Line Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Russell.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line 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.<4>

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

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

  • Citronelle [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citronelle
    • Citronelle [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Russell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,861 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Citronelle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Citronelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citronelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Citronelle<3>
  • Chunchula [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunchula
    • Chunchula [Mobile County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Russell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 258 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chunchula had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunchula
  • Deer Park [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Chastang [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chastang
    • Chastang [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Russell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chastang had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chastang have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chastang
  • Fairford [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairford
    • Fairford [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairford
  • Sims Chapel [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims Chapel
    • Sims Chapel [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sims Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims Chapel
  • Continue List ...
    • Mount Vernon [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Russell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 179 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<3>
    • Oak Grove [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Russell
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Calvert [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvert
      • Calvert [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Calvert had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calvert<3>
    • Vinegar Bend [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinegar Bend
      • Vinegar Bend [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vinegar Bend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinegar Bend
    • Kushla [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kushla
      • Kushla [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Russell
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kushla
    • Creola [Mobile County]
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      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,036 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Escatawpa [Washington County]
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      • Escatawpa [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Russell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Escatawpa had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McIntosh [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Russell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<3>
    • Leakesville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
      • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Russell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leakesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leakesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leakesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leakesville<3>

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0563, Longitude: -88.2320       In this case, the coordinates for Russell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Russell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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