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Sand Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sand Landing ...

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 Sand Landing (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 Sand Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Sand Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sand Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sand Landing: Sand Lndg. (or less commonly used: Sand Lndng.)

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.

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

Mobile     (The home county for Sand Landing)
  Creola   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Axis   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Barry Village   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bucks   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Satsuma   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Movico   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saraland   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Chickasaw   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chunchula   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eight Mile   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Prichard   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Calvert   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bay Minette   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bromley   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stapleton   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Spanish Fort   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tensaw   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Phillipsville   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Park City   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Perdido   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Daphne   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blacksher   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Loxley   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alma   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gainestown   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Atmore   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huxford   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Uriah   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fairford   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  McIntosh   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Sims Chapel   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Deer Park   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sunflower   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vinegar Bend   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tibbie   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wagarville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bassetts Creek   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hobson   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Leroy   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fruitdale   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
  Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McDavid (FL)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Molino (FL)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
George (MS)
  Lucedale (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greene (MS)
  Brown Town (MS)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leakesville (MS)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson (MS)
  Hurley (MS)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Big Point (MS)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wade (MS)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Americus (MS) - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sand Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sand Landing.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Little St. Louis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Creola Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Satsuma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Seymour Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stockton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Richerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Baileys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Saraland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turnerville Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sand Landing ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sand Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sand Landing, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sand Landing.

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

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

Creola   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sand Landing
 - Creola had a post office and railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sand Landing
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
Chastang   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Landing
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
D'Olive   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sand Landing
 - D'Olive had railroad service and no post office
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Landing
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 1,501 people in 2017)
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
Bay Minette   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sand Landing
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 9,169 people in 2017)
 - Bay Minette had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sand Landing
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Kushla   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sand Landing
 - Kushla had a post office and railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sand Landing
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Chunchula   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sand Landing
 - 1895 population of 258 people
 - Chunchula had a post office and railroad service
Prichard   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sand Landing
 - Prichard had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sand Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sand Landing in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Sand Landing:

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



Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County (FL):     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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9238, Longitude: -87.9650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Landing 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 Sand Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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