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Our Genealogical Helper for John De La Rua 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 John De La Rua 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 John De La Rua 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 John De La Rua 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 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around John De La Rua Grant.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of John De La Rua Grant, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for John De La Rua Grant.

Cemeteries Near John De La Rua Grant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of John De La Rua 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 John De La Rua Grant covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Barrineau Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Chumuckla Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Juniper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Santa Marie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spreull Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Old Muscogee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coon Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Jordan 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 John De La Rua Grant in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of John De La Rua Grant.

These communities are listed based on their distance from John De La Rua Grant, with the one closest to John De La Rua Grant listed first.

Pine Barren   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from John De La Rua Grant
 - 1895 population of 303 people
 - Pine Barren had a post office and railroad service
Quintette   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from John De La Rua Grant
 - Quintette had railroad service and no post office
Chumuckla   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from John De La Rua Grant
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Chumuckla had a post office and no railroad service
Cantonment   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from John De La Rua Grant
 - Cantonment had a post office and railroad service
McDavid   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from John De La Rua Grant
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - McDavid had a post office and railroad service
Muscogee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from John De La Rua Grant
 - Muscogee had railroad service and no post office
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from John De La Rua Grant
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
Olive   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from John De La Rua Grant
 - Olive 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 John De La Rua Grant. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring John De La Rua 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

John De La Rua Grant is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin (AL), Escambia (AL) & Santa Rosa.

Below are the counties that are near John De La Rua Grant. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to John De La Rua Grant:

Escambia     (The home county for John De La Rua Grant)
      Molino   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Pine Barren   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Barrineau Park   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cantonment   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McDavid   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gonzalez   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ensley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Hill   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferry Pass   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Century   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bellview   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Brent   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Otahite - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baker   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cannon Town   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Milligan   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa
      Pace   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jay   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Galt City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bagdad   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harold   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gulf Breeze   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Navarre   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belandville - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Baldwin (AL)
      Seminole (AL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phillipsville (AL)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lillian (AL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Robertsdale (AL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perdido (AL)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loxley (AL)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elberta (AL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Perdido Beach (AL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Silverhill (AL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summerdale (AL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stapleton (AL)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bay Minette (AL)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Conecuh (AL)
      Range (AL)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (AL)
      Flomaton (AL)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pollard (AL)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Atmore (AL)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Riverview (AL)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Brewton (AL)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brewton (AL)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huxford (AL)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to John De La Rua Grant, see our County-by-County Page for John De La Rua Grant.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 John De La Rua 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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Okaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Baldwin County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Florida:

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

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for John De La Rua Grant. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Escambia County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in John De La Rua Grant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7246, Longitude: -87.3189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for John De La Rua Grant 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 John De La Rua Grant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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