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Our Genealogical Helper for Rhodes ...

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 Rhodes (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 Rhodes. 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.

Name Variations for Rhodes ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Rhodes.

  • While the name of this community is Rhodes, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Rhodes may originally have been Rhode's.

Newspapers Published in Rhodes ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rhodes.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rhodes, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rhodes.

Cemeteries Near Rhodes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rhodes.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW South Butler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Riley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bushfield Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Kervin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW McClure Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brushy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Maye Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Consolation Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pressley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Garland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oakey Streak Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oaky Streak Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stamps Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Olive East 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.<2>

While we didn't find Rhodes in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rhodes.

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

Shell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rhodes
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Industry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rhodes
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Georgiana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rhodes
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Chapman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rhodes
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rhodes
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Vera Cruz - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vera Cruz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rhodes
 - Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Rhodes
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starlington   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rhodes
 - Starlington 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 Rhodes. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rhodes 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Rhodes is located in Butler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Butler County: Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Butler     (The home county for Rhodes)
      McKenzie   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Coffee
      Elba   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Conecuh
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Repton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Range   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Covington
      Red Level   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Dallas
      Minter   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Escambia
      Bradley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lowndes
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Excel   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
      Lapine   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike
      Goshen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wilcox
      Awin   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Rhodes:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Butler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Butler County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Butler 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 Alabama
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Rhodes. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rhodes) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhodes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5782, Longitude: -86.6916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rhodes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Rhodes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rhodes.



 
 
 

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