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Milligan, Florida
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The location of Milligan

Our Genealogy Helper for Milligan ...

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 Milligan (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 Milligan. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Milligan is located in Okaloosa County.

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

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

Okaloosa     (The home county for Milligan)
  Baker   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Crestview   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Holt   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cannon Town   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Otahite - Historic   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Laurel Hill   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Niceville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Valparaiso   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Svea   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eglin Village   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wright   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lake Lorraine   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ferry Pass   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Century   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Molino   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brent   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ensley   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Goulding   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gonzalez   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa
  Harold   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belandville - Historic   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bagdad   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Galt City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Navarre   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pace   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jay   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mossy Head   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Paxton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  De Funiak Springs   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Miramar Beach   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sandestin   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  The Village of Baytowne Wharf   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Four Mile Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Santa Rosa Beach   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blue Mountain Beach   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Point Washington   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Conecuh (AL)
  Brooklyn (AL)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Covington (AL)
  Wing (AL)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lockhart (AL)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Florala (AL)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Carolina (AL)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Libertyville (AL)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Horn Hill (AL)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Onycha (AL)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Andalusia (AL)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sanford (AL)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beulah (AL)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (AL)
  Bradley (AL)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Riverview (AL)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  East Brewton (AL)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brewton (AL)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pollard (AL)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flomaton (AL)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Milligan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Milligan.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Springhill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW New Canoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NE Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NW Otahite Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Milligan ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Milligan.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Milligan. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Milligan and those printed in the larger area surrounding Milligan.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 33 miles [53.1 km] of Milligan.

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

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

Otahite - Historic   [Map]
 - While Otahite was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Milligan
 - Otahite had a post office and no railroad service
Mossy Head   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Milligan
 - Mossy Head had a post office and railroad service
Beda (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Milligan
 - Beda had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Milligan
 - Gordon had railroad service and no post office
Ealum   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Milligan
 - Ealum had a post office and no railroad service
Berrydale   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Milligan
 - Berrydale had a post office and no railroad service
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Milligan
 - 1895 population of 1,455 people (with 9,986 people in 2017)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
Bagdad   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Milligan
 - 1895 population of 523 people
 - Bagdad had a post office and no railroad service
Florala (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Milligan
 - Florala had a post office and no railroad service
Rome (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North (N) from Milligan
 - Rome 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 Milligan. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Milligan in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Milligan:

These websites are specific to Florida:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Okaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Escambia County:     Cyndi's



Santa Rosa County:     Cyndi's



Walton County:     Cyndi's



Conecuh County (AL):     Cyndi's



Covington County (AL):     Cyndi's



Escambia County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Florida:

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

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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Florida

About Okaloosa County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Okaloosa 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Milligan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Milligan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Milligan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milligan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7525, Longitude: -86.6408     [Map].

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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 Milligan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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