Mobile County Page 49

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Tracy Neely

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Mobile County, AL

County# 49

Hello, I'm Tracy Neely
It is my pleasure to server you as the
ACPA Mobile Country Representative.
To contact Tracy Neely, please visit the
ACPA Mail Center
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MOBILE COUNTY

We are happy to announce that Tracy Neely has been appointed as the ACPA Mobile County Representative. Please contact her if you have any questions or interest in the cemeteries in Mobile County. She is in the process of updating this page. Inquiries are welcome. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to Mobile County. Mobile County is the second largest of the 67 counties in the state of Alabama with a population of 399,000. According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total of 1614 square miles, 1233 square miles are land and 411 square miles are water. Only two Alabama counties border Mobile; Washington County on the North and Baldwin County on the East. Three Mississippi counties border Mobile on the West - Greene, George and Jackson. Mobile has been declared a disaster area three times in the past 50 years by the Federal government with Hurricane Camille in 1969, Hurricane Frederick in 1979 and again with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Despite these catastrophes, the economy continues to benefit from the activity of the Port of Mobile and is home to two Wildlife Refuge Areas - Bon Secour and Grand Bay. Both the city and the county derive the name from Fort Louis de la Mobile, a French fortification near Mt Vernon in 1702. The word mobile is believed to come from a Choctaw Indians word for paddlers or a native Indian tribe called Maubila. During its period of French control the city was the capital of the colony of Louisiana and home to the nation's first Mardi Gras parade in 1704.

YOUR COUNTY GUIDES

As the ACPA Mobile County Representative, my goal is to record all of the cemeteries in Mobile County. The United States Geological Survey officially recognizes 77 cemeteries in Mobile County. The Historical Atlas of Alabama, Volume 2, Cemetery locations by County - published by W. Craig Remington at the University of Alabama recognizes those 77 plus 62 other known and plotted cemeteries, 12 plotted but unknown and 26 un-plotted and unknown cemeteries. This is a total of 191 somewhat known cemeteries. There are, however, several not recognized anywhere as of yet. There are 3 unknown cemeteries not listed on any map that have been registered, giving a total cemetery count of 197. I am here to assist individuals or organizations in adopting cemeteries for the purpose of restoring and preserving them. In many of our cemeteries that appear to be in bad to serious condition, we witness the results of neglect, vandalism and the ravages of time and weather. We are attempting to make a difference in saving the rich history and heritage of our cemeteries and you, as an individual, can too. I will gladly provide on-line assistance and information to Mobile County citizens who would like to participate in this worthwhile endeavor. This may be your opportunity to act as a responsible community citizen or group, to take up the cause for these places in peril.

CEMETERIES IN NEED

The citizens of Mobile County are proud of the history, heritage and beauty of our county and it is with this feeling of pride that we work toward the goal of saving our cemetery heritage. We must preserve a resting place of dignity and peace to those dear ancestors who sacrificed so much for our future. These are only a few of our precious cemeteries in dire need of help.

Shadowland Cemetery
Churchman Cemetery
Lister-Hudgens Cemetery

Lewis Family Cemetery
Axis Cemetery
Bouden Cemetery

A CEMETERY SUCCESS STORY

Cady Cemetery is a small family cemetery in the Wilmer community. Robert Cady, a 65 year old man, owns the property surrounding this small cemetery. Ten is the total number of burials here, with several of these remaining unmarked. Mr. Cady has, over the years and continues to do so, provide markers for those family members buried there. An ACPA representative was invited to a family clean-up day after contacting Mr. Cady by mail. Through the efforts of this dedicated man and his family, this small cemetery will persevere.

JOIN HANDS & Register Your Cemetery!

Please help the ACPA reach it's goal of registering every cemetery in the State of Alabama. We would like to invite you to register your cemetery or cemeteries with the ACPA Cemetery Register. Please click the "Register A Cemetery" link located in the ACPA Cemetery Register box at the top of the page. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you very much for visiting the Mobile County Page. Please contact Tracy Neely, the new ACPA Mobile County Representatives, if you need any help. You may reach her through the ACPA MAIL CENTER link above.