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Our Genealogy Helper for Semmes ...

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 Semmes (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 Semmes. 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 hospitals 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.

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

  • Mobile County     (The home county of Semmes)
    • Wilmer [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmer
      • Wilmer [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Semmes
      • 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>
    • Eight Mile [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eight Mile
      • Eight Mile [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eight Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eight Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eight Mile<3>
    • Country Club Village [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Club Village
      • Country Club Village [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Club Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Club Village
    • Chickasaw [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw
      • Chickasaw [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickasaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chickasaw<3>
    • Prichard [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prichard
      • Prichard [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,428 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prichard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prichard<3>
    • Saraland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saraland
      • Saraland [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • 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>
    • Chunchula [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunchula
      • Chunchula [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Semmes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunchula
    • Satsuma [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsuma
      • Satsuma [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
      • 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>
    • Mobile [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobile
      • Mobile [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobile<3>
    • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillmans Corner
      • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillmans Corner
    • Gulfcrest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfcrest
      • Gulfcrest [Mobile County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Semmes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfcrest
    • Creola [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
      • 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
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<3>
  • Baldwin County
    • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County]
    • Park City [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Baldwin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Bromley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bromley
      • Bromley [Baldwin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • 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
    • Daphne [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
      • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • 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]
    • Stapleton [Baldwin County]
    • Fairhope [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhope
      • Fairhope [Baldwin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairhope<3>
    • Stockton [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Baldwin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
      • 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>
    • 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 east of Semmes
      • 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>
    • Point Clear [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Clear
      • Point Clear [Baldwin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Clear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Clear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Clear<3>
    • Loxley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loxley
      • Loxley [Baldwin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • 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>
    • Silverhill [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverhill
      • Silverhill [Baldwin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverhill<3>
    • Robertsdale [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsdale
      • Robertsdale [Baldwin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,815 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robertsdale<3>
  • Washington County
    • Fairford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairford
      • Fairford [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairford
    • Deer Park [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Semmes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
    • McIntosh [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Washington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Semmes
      • 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>
  • George County (MS)
    • Agricola [George County]
    • Lucedale [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
      • Lucedale [George County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Semmes
      • 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>
  • Greene County (MS)
    • Brown Town [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
      • Brown Town [Greene County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Semmes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
    • Leakesville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
      • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Semmes
      • 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>
    • McLain [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLain
      • McLain [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Semmes
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • 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>
    • Big Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Point
      • Big Point [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Point
    • Wade [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
    • Americus [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
      • Americus [Jackson County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Semmes
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Americus. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Helena [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Brewton [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewton
      • Brewton [Jackson County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brewton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Brewton has also been known as:
      • Brewer's Bluff
    • Coll Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coll Town
      • Coll Town [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coll Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coll Town
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
      • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
    • Moss Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
      • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<3>
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<3>
    • Gautier [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
      • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gautier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Semmes ...

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 Semmes.

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

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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Semmes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Semmes.

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

  • Semmes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Semmes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Semmes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semmes Cemetery
  • Semmes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Semmes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Semmes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semmes Cemetery
  • Chapel of Praise Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapel of Praise Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapel of Praise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel of Praise Cemetery
  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
  • Allentown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allentown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allentown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown Cemetery
  • Crawford Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crawford Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crawford Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford Chapel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Valhalla Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valhalla Gardens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valhalla Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valhalla Gardens Cemetery
    • Powell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Cemetery
    • Pierce Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pierce Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Cemetery
    • Bear Fork Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bear Fork Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bear Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Fork Cemetery
    • Indian Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Cemetery
    • Tanner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tanner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tanner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner Cemetery
    • Mauvilla Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mauvilla Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mauvilla Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mauvilla Cemetery
    • Dees Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dees Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dees Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dees Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dees Cemetery
    • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williams Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams 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.<5>

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

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

  • Kushla [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kushla
    • Kushla [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
    • 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
  • Oak Grove [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
    • 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
  • Spring Hill [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
    • Spring Hill [Mobile County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
  • Whistler [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whistler
    • Whistler [Mobile County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whistler had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whistler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whistler
  • Prichard [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prichard
    • Prichard [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,428 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prichard had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prichard<3>
  • Chunchula [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunchula
    • Chunchula [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Semmes
    • 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
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    • Plateau [Mobile County]
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      • Plateau [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Plateau had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plateau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mobile [Mobile County]
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      • Mobile [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31,076 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188,720 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mobile had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobile<3>
    • Cox [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox
      • Cox [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cox had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 277 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<3>
    • Creola [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Americus [Jackson County] - Historic
      • While Americus was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
      • Americus [Jackson County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Semmes
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Americus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Americus. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Fernland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernland
      • Fernland [Mobile County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fernland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernland
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<3>

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

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Semmes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Semmes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Semmes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7787, Longitude: -88.2589    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Semmes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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