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Our Genealogy Helper for Tensaw ...

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 Tensaw (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 Tensaw. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Tensaw is located in Baldwin 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 Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL).

Below are the counties that are near Tensaw. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Tensaw:

  • Baldwin County     (The home county of Tensaw)
    • Blacksher [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksher
      • Blacksher [Baldwin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksher
    • Little River [Baldwin County]
    • Stockton [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockton<2>
    • Perdido [Baldwin County]
    • Bay Minette [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Minette
      • Bay Minette [Baldwin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Minette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Minette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Minette<2>
    • Phillipsville [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsville
      • Phillipsville [Baldwin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsville
    • Stapleton [Baldwin County]
    • Bromley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bromley
      • Bromley [Baldwin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bromley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bromley
    • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County]
    • Daphne [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
      • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daphne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daphne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daphne<2>
    • Loxley [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loxley
      • Loxley [Baldwin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loxley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loxley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loxley<2>
    • Montrose [Baldwin County]
  • Clarke County
    • Carlton [Clarke County]
    • Rockville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Clarke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Gainestown [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainestown
      • Gainestown [Clarke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainestown
    • Alma [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Clarke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jackson [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Clarke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Walker Springs [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Springs
      • Walker Springs [Clarke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walker Springs<2>
    • Stave Creek [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stave Creek
      • Stave Creek [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stave Creek
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<2>
  • Conecuh County
    • Repton [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Repton
      • Repton [Conecuh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Repton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Repton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Repton<2>
    • Lenox [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Conecuh County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<2>
  • Escambia County
    • Huxford [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huxford
      • Huxford [Escambia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huxford
    • Atmore [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atmore
      • Atmore [Escambia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atmore<2>
    • Flomaton [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flomaton
      • Flomaton [Escambia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,393 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flomaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flomaton<2>
    • Pollard [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollard
      • Pollard [Escambia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollard
  • Mobile County
    • Calvert [Mobile County]
    • 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 west of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<2>
    • Movico [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Movico
      • Movico [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Movico
    • Bucks [Mobile County]
    • Barry Village [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barry Village
      • Barry Village [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barry Village
    • Axis [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axis
      • Axis [Mobile County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axis
    • Creola [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Mobile County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Satsuma [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsuma
      • Satsuma [Mobile County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsuma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Satsuma<2>
    • Citronelle [Mobile County]
    • Chunchula [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunchula
      • Chunchula [Mobile County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunchula
    • Gulfcrest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfcrest
      • Gulfcrest [Mobile County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfcrest
    • Saraland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saraland
      • Saraland [Mobile County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saraland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saraland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saraland<2>
    • Chickasaw [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw
      • Chickasaw [Mobile County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickasaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chickasaw<2>
  • Monroe County
    • Uriah [Monroe County]
    • Goodway [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodway
      • Goodway [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodway
    • Megargel [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Megargel
      • Megargel [Monroe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Megargel
    • Frisco City [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco City
      • Frisco City [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco City<2>
    • Perdue Hill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdue Hill
      • Perdue Hill [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perdue Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdue Hill
    • Excel [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excel
      • Excel [Monroe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excel
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<2>
  • Washington County
    • Malcolm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malcolm
      • Malcolm [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
    • McIntosh [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<2>
    • Fairford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairford
      • Fairford [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairford
    • Sunflower [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Sims Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims Chapel
      • Sims Chapel [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims Chapel
    • Prestwick [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwick
      • Prestwick [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prestwick
    • Wagarville [Washington County]
    • Bassetts Creek [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassetts Creek
      • Bassetts Creek [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassetts Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassetts Creek
    • Leroy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroy
      • Leroy [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroy
    • Hobson [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson
      • Hobson [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
    • Saint Stephen's [Washington County]
    • Tibbie [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tibbie
      • Tibbie [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tibbie
    • 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 west of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Escambia County (FL)
    • Walnut Hill [Escambia County]
    • Byrneville [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrneville
      • Byrneville [Escambia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrneville
    • Century [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Century
      • Century [Escambia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Century
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Century<2>
  • Santa Rosa County (FL)
    • Jay [Santa Rosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay
      • Jay [Santa Rosa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Tensaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jay<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Tensaw ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tensaw.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tensaw, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tensaw.

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 websites either 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 Tensaw:

  • 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 Florida

Cemeteries Near Tensaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tensaw.

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

  • Tensaw Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tensaw Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tensaw Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tensaw Memorial Cemetery
  • Dixie Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixie Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixie Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Church Cemetery
  • Blake Place Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blake Place Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Blake Place Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Blake Place Cemetery is located in the vicinity of Blacksher
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake Place Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2564435<5>
  • Steadham Cemetery
  • Tate Cemetery
  • Lancaster Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lancaster Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lancaster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lancaster Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Gentry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gentry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gentry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gentry Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Tensaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gentry Cemetery
    • William Weatherford Memorial Park
    • Grave of Red Eagle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grave of Red Eagle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grave of Red Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grave of Red Eagle lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Tensaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grave of Red Eagle
    • Millers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Millers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Millers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Millers Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Tensaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Cemetery
    • Richerson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richerson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richerson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Richerson Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richerson Cemetery
    • Richerson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richerson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richerson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Richerson Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richerson Cemetery
    • Phillips Family Cemetery
    • Mamies Chapel Cemetery
    • Big John Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big John Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Big John Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Tensaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big John 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Tensaw had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Tensaw [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tensaw
    • Tensaw [Baldwin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Tensaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tensaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tensaw
  • Latham [Baldwin County]
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    • Latham [Baldwin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 113 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Latham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Blacksher [Baldwin County]
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    • Blacksher [Baldwin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Little River [Baldwin County]
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    • Little River [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Little River had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Stockton [Baldwin County]
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    • Stockton [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stockton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Calvert [Mobile County]
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    • Calvert [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Tensaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Calvert had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Mount Vernon [Mobile County]
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      • Mount Vernon [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Tensaw
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Pleasant [Monroe County]
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      • Mount Pleasant [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Tensaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Perdido [Baldwin County]
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      • Perdido [Baldwin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Tensaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Perdido had railroad service and no post office
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    • Chastang [Mobile County]
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      • Chastang [Mobile County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Tensaw
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McIntosh [Washington County]
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      • McIntosh [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Tensaw
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairford [Washington County]
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      • Fairford [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Tensaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairford had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Carney [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carney
      • Carney [Baldwin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carney had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bay Minette [Baldwin County]
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      • Bay Minette [Baldwin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,354 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay Minette had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Minette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • D'Olive [Baldwin County]
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      • D'Olive [Baldwin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Tensaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, D'Olive had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tensaw. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tensaw.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tensaw ...

While our initial data about Tensaw came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tensaw 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 Tensaw.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Tensaw:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tensaw. See our Misc Page for Tensaw for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Baldwin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tensaw) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tensaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tensaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tensaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1568, Longitude: -87.7992       In this case, the coordinates for Tensaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Tensaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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