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Our Genealogical Helper for Allapattah ...

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 Allapattah (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 Allapattah. 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 Allapattah ...

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 306 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allapattah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allapattah, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allapattah.

Cemeteries Near Allapattah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allapattah.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Lincoln Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miami City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Woodlawn Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flagler Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Graceland Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Sinai Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Mt. Sinai Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Dade Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Miami Shores Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Charlotte Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Southern Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Vista Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Lakeside Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Star of David Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Miami Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Our Lady of Mercy 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 Allapattah in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Allapattah.

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

Miami   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allapattah
 - Miami had a post office and no railroad service
Cutler   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Allapattah
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cutler had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Allapattah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allapattah 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.

Allapattah is located in Miami-Dade County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Miami-Dade County: Broward, Collier & Monroe.

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

Miami-Dade     (The home county for Allapattah)
      Brownsville   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Gladeview   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Lemon City   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sun-Tan Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pinewood   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Little River   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      El Portal   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Miami   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Miami Shores   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Bay Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brickell   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Miami Springs   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lake Forest   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Miami Gardens   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Park   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Carver Ranches   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hallandale   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pembroke Park   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Utopia   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hallandale Beach   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Miramar   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Hollywood   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pembroke Pines   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Key Largo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Palm Beach
      Boca Del Mar   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boca Pointe   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sandalfoot Cove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boca Raton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mission Bay   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boca West   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hamptons at Boca Raton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whisper Walk   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Allapattah:

These websites are specific to Florida:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the State Archives of Florida

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

These pages are specific to Miami-Dade County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Broward County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Palm Beach County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Florida:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Florida,     of Miami-Dade County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Florida     Cemetery Wiki for Florida
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Florida,     of Miami-Dade 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 Florida

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Miami-Dade County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Miami-Dade County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allapattah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 25.8145, Longitude: -80.2239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allapattah 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 Allapattah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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