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Rosebud, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosebud ...

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 Rosebud (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 Rosebud. 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 Rosebud ...

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 Rosebud.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosebud, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosebud.

Cemeteries Near Rosebud ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosebud.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE McConico Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Older Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W McCaskill Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheeler Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pineview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Purefoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Caledonia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rosebud
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
Allenton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Allenton had a post office and railroad service
Fatama   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosebud
 - Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
McBrydes   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rosebud
 - McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
Snow Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
Tilden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Apple   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 126 people in 2015)
 - Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
Chestnut   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Chestnut 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 Rosebud. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosebud 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 doctors 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.

Rosebud is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Rosebud)
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coy   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Rosebud:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Wilcox County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Wilcox 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rosebud ...

While our initial data for Rosebud came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rosebud in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rosebud.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Rosebud:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rosebud.
      See our Misc Page for Rosebud for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosebud. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9413, Longitude: -87.1369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosebud 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 Rosebud, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosebud.


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