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Welcome to Tensaw ...

Tensaw is located in Baldwin County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Tensaw, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Tensaw is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Tensaw lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Tensaw: (251)

Communities near Tensaw ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tensaw.

  • Bay Minette [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Minette
    • Bay Minette [Baldwin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Tensaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,509 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Minette have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Minette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Minette<6>
  • Mount Vernon [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon [Mobile County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Tensaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>
  • McIntosh [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
    • McIntosh [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Tensaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<6>
  • Blacksher [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksher
    • Blacksher [Baldwin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Tensaw
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksher
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Latham [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latham
      • Latham [Baldwin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Tensaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
    • Little River [Baldwin County]
    • Stockton [Baldwin County]
    • Calvert [Mobile County]
    • Malcolm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malcolm
      • Malcolm [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Tensaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
    • Carlton [Clarke County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tensaw. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tensaw.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tensaw. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tensaw.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tensaw. See our Newspapers Page for Tensaw.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tensaw ...

Looking for more information about Tensaw? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Tensaw, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Tensaw.

Adding Tensaw to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tensaw in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tensaw was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Tensaw in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tensaw on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Tensaw

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Baldwin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tensaw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TensawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tensaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1571, Longitude: -87.7989       In this case, the coordinates for Tensaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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