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Roeton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Roeton ...

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 Roeton (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 Roeton. 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.

Newspapers Published in Roeton ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roeton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roeton, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roeton.

Cemeteries Near Roeton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roeton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Roeton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Strickland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Selgar Family Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hamilton Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hawhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Flowers Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE New Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Universalist Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Victoria Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sammon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  W Perdue Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brundidge City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  N County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rosin Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Adam Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dansby Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hebron 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 Roeton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Roeton.

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

Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roeton
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roeton
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Roeton
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,989 people in 2015)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roeton
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roeton
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roeton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Roeton
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roeton
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville 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 Roeton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roeton 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Roeton is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Roeton)
      Jack   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Roeton:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock 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    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee 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 Roeton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5977, Longitude: -85.8347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roeton 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 Roeton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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