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Our Genealogical Helper for Wawbeek ...

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 Wawbeek (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wawbeek. 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.

Newspapers Published in Wawbeek ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wawbeek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wawbeek, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wawbeek.

Cemeteries Near Wawbeek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wawbeek.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Wawbeek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Sardis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freewill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Lambeth - Boutwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinsonville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moyeville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Serenity Garden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Little Rock Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Escambia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mize Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Halls Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pineview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freemanville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Carlney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

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

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

Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wawbeek
 - Flomaton had a post office and railroad service
Bluff Springs (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wawbeek
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wawbeek
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
McDavid (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wawbeek
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - McDavid had a post office and railroad service
Pollard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Wawbeek
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 133 people in 2017)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wawbeek
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Perdido   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Wawbeek
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office
Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Wawbeek
 - 1895 population of 303 people
 - Pine Barren 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 Wawbeek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wawbeek in the 1890's.

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 doctors and 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.

Wawbeek is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

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

Escambia     (The home county for Wawbeek)
      Flomaton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Blacksher   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seminole   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Robertsdale   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Range   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Repton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creola   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Movico   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Axis   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Excel   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferry Pass (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellview (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brent (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harold (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Wawbeek:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wawbeek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0280, Longitude: -87.3608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wawbeek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Wawbeek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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