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Cheney Appraisal Services, Albert Marshall Cheney, “Certified” Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Alabama License #R00060 (expires 09/30/2015), will provide facts, the history, links of interest, yearly events, and other local information about Mobile County, Alabama.

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“Historic BAYOU LA BATRE, Seafood Capital Of Alabama!”
“Historic Bayou La Batre lies along the Mississippi Sound on the Gulf of Mexico in south Alabama. We are a charming community steeped in Southern history and a heritage with a distinct French impression. Known in the late 1800s and early 1900s as a resort town with medicinal spring water, Bayou La Batre is now the Seafood Capital of Alabama.”

“CHICKASAW, An Alabama Town With Over 200 Years Of History!”
“Although the incorporation of Chickasaw was conceived in 1946, its name and history go back more than 200 years. In 1733, a large tract of land containing what is now Chickasaw was deeded by Bienville to his friend D’Arraguette. Complete records of all early changes in ownership are not readily available, but the names of Lorending (Laurendine), Chastang and Alvarez are among those mentioned. Native Americans referred to the creek running through the area as Chickasha Bogue, and the name stuck, later Anglicized to Chickasaw. It had been a cross-roads for bands of mostly peaceful Indians (although the Chickasaws may have been rather warlike) who seasonally migrated to other areas. It was settled by farmers, and later became a trading post, with settlements springing up. Apalache Indians were said to be among the earliest settlers of the area; they were converted to Christianity and intermingled with the French and Choctaws, as well as other tribes. Legend tells us that there was also a lawless element engaged in piracy and robbery who used the back coves and bayous along the Chickasaw Bogue as hiding places. …….

Early in 1946, the entire village was purchased by Leedy Investment Co. for one million dollars. The houses were sold to individuals, with current occupants given first choice. Many of the prior tenants welcomed the opportunity to get back to Chickasaw. Advertisements giving notice of the sale quoted prices ranging from $1800 to $3000 in the East Village, and from $3250 to $5000 for those in West Village. Undeveloped lots were sold at prices from $300 to $1500. …….” READ MORE about the history on Chickasaw’s official website:

“A Great Blue Heron on Dauphin Island, Alabama in July 2014.”

“Dauphin Island is a barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Entry to the island is made by crossing a three mile long high rise bridge which was opened in July, 1982 after the original draw bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Frederic in 1979. An automobile ferry from the eastern shore also offers an entry point on the eastern end of the island. The island is approximately 14 miles long and 1 ¾ miles wide at the widest point. The eastern six miles are inhabited while the western 8 miles are undeveloped and privately owned. It is estimated that 1300 permanent residents call Dauphin Island home. The number of residents soars during vacation and holiday times.  The entire island has been designated as a bird sanctuary and thousands of visitors come to experience the annual migrations.” READ MORE …


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Historical Mobile Photographic Viewpoints by A. Marshall Cheney

"The Winged Angelic Praying"

“The Winged Angelic Praying”, Catholic Cemetery Monument, 13 July 2015, A. Marshall Cheney



"Spring Hill Graveyard"

“Spring Hill Graveyard” established in 1844, 07 July 2015, A. Marshall Cheney













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History of SARALAND, Alabama as written within official website:
“The area that was to become the present day Saraland was included in a Spanish land grant to Don Diago Alvarez. Hence, descendants of Alvarez were the ones to give the community its first name – Alvarez Station. Later land squatters moved into the area and were able, legally, in 1800 to begin purchasing property. In 1807 a land office was opened in St. Stephens to handle all land transactions. Some of the pioneer families who seized the opportunity to buy up sections were named Alvarez, Rice, Hartley, Moore, LaCoste, Williams, Tool and Cleveland. Ultimately, Alvarez Station was called Cleveland Station. The present name of the city is reported to have been given by C.J. DeWitt, a retired minister editor who moved south in 1890 for health reasons. He opened the first post office on the Southern Railroad in 1895. The Community is purported to be the namesake of his beloved wife, Sara.

Saraland was sparsely populated during the first part of this century, until an industrial and population boom occurred in neighboring Mobile. Northward expansion of Mobile in the 1940’s and 50’s brought about the incorporation of Saraland in 1957. At the time of incorporation, the city reported only 125 residents. By the 1960 U.S. Census, annexations had swelled the population to 4,595. In 1980, census figures cited 9,844 Saraland residents. Current census records report that as of 2000, Saraland‘s population has grown to 12,288.” Click Saraland’s web link,, to find out more information about this Mobile County area. Additional Saraland’s news, etc. online,

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