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Yelling Settlement, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Yelling Settlement ...

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 Yelling Settlement (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 Yelling Settlement. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Yelling Settlement is located in Baldwin County.

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

Baldwin     (The home county for Yelling Settlement)
  Daphne   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Loxley   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Park City   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Spanish Fort   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fairhope   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Silverhill   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bromley   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Stapleton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clay City   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Robertsdale   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Point Clear   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Summerdale   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Atmore   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mobile   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chickasaw   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bellefontaine   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Eight Mile   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tillmans Corner   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Prichard   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Satsuma   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mon Louis   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Country Club Village   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Theodore   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Creola   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saraland   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alabama Port   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fairford   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
  Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cantonment (FL)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Molino (FL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bellview (FL)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gulf Beach (FL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ensley (FL)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McDavid (FL)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
  Pace (FL)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (MS)
  Big Point (MS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hurley (MS)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Helena (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Yelling Settlement ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Yelling Settlement.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Yelling Settlement covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Christ the King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Belforest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Malbis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Aid Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W D'Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Montrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Silbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Silverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Fairhope Colony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Durant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairhope Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Saluda Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Twin Beach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baldwin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coopers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dyes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blakeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Confederate Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Timney South River Park Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Yelling Settlement ...

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 143 newspapers that have been published in the area around Yelling Settlement.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Yelling Settlement, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Yelling Settlement.

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

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

Daphne   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Yelling Settlement
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 25,960 people in 2017)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Yelling Settlement
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
Bromley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Yelling Settlement
 - Bromley had a post office and no railroad service
Rosinton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Yelling Settlement
 - Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
Point Clear   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yelling Settlement
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
Marlow   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Yelling Settlement
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
Mobile   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Yelling Settlement
 - 1895 population of 31,076 people (with 190,265 people in 2017)
 - Mobile had a post office and railroad service
Cox   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Yelling Settlement
 - Cox 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 Yelling Settlement. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Yelling Settlement in the 1890's.

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Baldwin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Escambia County:     Cyndi's



Mobile County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County (FL):     Cyndi's



Santa Rosa County (FL):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Baldwin County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Baldwin 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yelling Settlement. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6221, Longitude: -87.8364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yelling Settlement 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 Yelling Settlement, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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