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Andrew Dewees Grant, Florida

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Our Genealogical Helper for Andrew Dewees Grant ...

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 Andrew Dewees Grant (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 Andrew Dewees Grant. 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 Andrew Dewees Grant ...

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 134 newspapers that have been published in the area around Andrew Dewees Grant.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Andrew Dewees Grant, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Andrew Dewees Grant.

Cemeteries Near Andrew Dewees Grant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Andrew Dewees Grant.

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 Andrew Dewees Grant covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mayport Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tillotson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Talbot Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Cosmo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warren Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Chapel Hill Memory Garden   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Arlington 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.<2>

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

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

Mayport   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - 1895 population of 294 people
 - Mayport had a post office and no railroad service
Greenfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - Greenfield had railroad service and no post office
San Pablo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - San Pablo had railroad service and no post office
Fulton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
New Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - 1895 population of 167 people
 - New Berlin had no post office or railroad service
Gilmore   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - Gilmore had a post office and no railroad service
Floral Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - Floral Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Arlington had railroad service and no post office
Chaseville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - Chaseville had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Glen   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Andrew Dewees Grant
 - Spring Glen had railroad service and no post office

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

Andrew Dewees Grant is located in Duval County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Duval County: Baker, Clay, Nassau & Saint Johns.

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

Duval     (The home county for Andrew Dewees Grant)
      Atlantic Beach   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Neptune Beach   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jacksonville Beach   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sans Pareil   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Polly Town   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talleyrand   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      San Marco   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Magnolia Gardens   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Loretto   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Biscayne Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orange Park   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeside   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Doctors Inlet   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Cove Springs   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Asbury Lake   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Middleburg   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Penney Farms   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amelia City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fernandina Beach   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Yulee   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nassau Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Callahan   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bryceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dyal   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hilliard   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Johns
      Ponte Vedra Beach   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ponte Vedra   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sawgrass   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Palm Valley   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Johns   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fruit Cove   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vilano Beach   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Augustine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Augustine Beach   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Augustine South   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Augustine Shores   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Butler Beach   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Camden (GA)
      Saint Marys (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kingsland (GA)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harrietts Bluff Village (GA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Charlton (GA)
      Saint George (GA)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 it should be mentioned 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 Andrew Dewees Grant:

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 Duval County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nassau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Johns County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Camden County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charlton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Florida:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Florida,     of Duval County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Florida
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Florida
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Florida,     of Duval 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Andrew Dewees Grant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3758, Longitude: -81.4040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Andrew Dewees Grant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Andrew Dewees Grant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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