Place:Mobile, Alabama, United States

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NameMobile
Alt namesMobilesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates30.783°N 88.2°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1812 - )
Contained Places
Cemetery
Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Reed Cemetary ( - current )
St. Elmo Cemetery
Inhabited place
Acropolis Heights
Akka
Alabama Port
Alderbrook
Allenville
Alpine Hills
Ashley Oaks
Axis
Barry Village
Bayleys Corner
Bayou La Batre
Belle Chene
Bellefontaine
Bellwood
Belvedere
Blue Ford Landing
Boothetown
Bridlewood
Brookwood
Bucks
Burma Hills
Canebrake
Canterbury Heights
Carriage Hills
Celeste
Charmingdale
Chastang
Chickasaw
Chunchula
Churchill Downs
Citronelle
Clarke Gardens
Cloverdale
Coden
College Woods
Cox
Creekwood
Creola
Dauphin Island
Dawes Point
Dawes
Deerwood
Dees
Delchamps
Dixon Corner
Earlville
Edgefield
El Monte
Fairview
Farnell
Faustinas
Forest Highlands
Fort Gaines
Fort Stoddard
Fowl River
Galloway Landing
Georgetown
Glen Acres
Grand Bay
Gulf Dale
Gulfcrest
Hatters
Heron Bay
Hillsdale Heights
Howells Ferry Heights
Huntleigh Woods
Indian Hills
Irvington
Junior Acres
Kali-Oka Springs
Kirewakra
Kushla
Lambert Grove
Lambert
Lansdowne
Laurendine
Le Moyne
Lebaron Woods
Little Pines
Liveoak Landing
Lloyds
Lott
Mackies
Mann
Mauvilla
Meadow Lake
Millertown
Mobile ( 1711 - )
Moffet
Mon Louis
Mount Vernon
Movico
Nelson
Nenemoosha
Norwood
Oak Grove
Old Fort Stoddard Mount Vernon Landing
Park Forest
Parkwood
Petaluma
Pine Grove
Pine Run
Pine Wood
Pinecrest
Pineola
Ponderosa
Prichard
Princeton Woods
Quail Run
Red Creek Heights
Regency
Robinwood
Rolling Acres
Rosehaven
Saint Elmo
Salco
Sand Landing
Saraland
Satsuma
Scenic Hills
Scoutshire Woods
Semmes
Seven Hills
Sherwood
Sibert
Sidney
Smithfield
Smithport
Smithtown
South Orchard
Southridge
Spanish Trace
Spring Valley
Stage Coach Woods
Suburban Heights
Sugar Creek
Summerville
Sunny Cove
Sunset Ranch
Tacon
Tanner Williams
Theodore
Tillmans Corner
Timbers
Todd Acres
Turnerville
Union Church
Warley
West Hill
Wildwood Heights
Williams Heights
Wilmer
Windcrest
Winthrop Square
Unknown
Plateau
Whistler
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Mobile County[p] is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of a tribe of Indians, the Maubila tribe (see Mobilian). As of the 2010 census, its population was 412,992. Its county seat is Mobile, Alabama. The entire county is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.

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History

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This area was occupied for thousands of years by varying cultures of indigenous peoples. The historic Choctaw were among the Native Americans encountered by early French traders and colonists, who founded Mobile in the early eighteenth century. The British took over the territory in 1763 after defeating the French in the Seven Years War. During the American Revolutionary War, it came under Spanish rule as part of Spanish Florida. It was ceded to the United States after the War of 1812.

Most of the Native Americans in the area were removed in the 1830s under President Andrew Jackson's policy to relocate them to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians was recognized as a tribe in 1979 by the state; it occupies land along the border of Mobile and Washington counties.

Mobile County was created by European Americans by a proclamation of Governor Holmes of the Mississippi Territory on December 18, 1812. The area became part of the Alabama Territory on August 15, 1817, on the day that Mississippi became a state. Two years later, the county became part of Alabama, when granted statehood on December 14, 1819.

The city of Mobile, first settled by French colonists as part of La Louisiane, has always been designated as the county seat.[1] Both the county and city derive their name from Fort Louis de la Mobile, a French fortification established (near present-day Axis, Alabama) in 1702. The word "Mobile" is believed to stem from a Choctaw Indian word for "paddlers".[1] The area was occupied by French colonists from 1702–1763, by the British from 1763–1780, and by the Spanish from 1780-1813. Courthouse fires occurred in the years 1823, 1840, and 1872.[1]

Timeline

Date Event Source
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1812 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1813 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1814 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1871 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 2,672
1830 6,267
1840 18,741
1850 27,600
1860 41,131
1870 49,311
1880 48,653
1890 51,971
1900 62,740
1910 80,854
1920 100,117
1930 118,363
1940 141,974
1950 231,105
1960 314,301
1970 317,308
1980 364,980
1990 378,643

Note: Population for 1890 includes 384 Indians (Geronimo's Apaches) at Mount Vernon Barracks, reported separately.

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