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Rossland City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rossland City ...

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 Rossland City (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 Rossland City. 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 Rossland City ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rossland City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rossland City, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rossland City.

Cemeteries Near Rossland City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rossland City.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Whitson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fayette City Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Caines Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Phillips Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zion Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Colvin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Savage Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE South Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Vick & Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Brotherton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Melton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elbethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davis Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hollingsworth Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Housh Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gravlee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Unity Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Shepherd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shepherd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Willingham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mayfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New River Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gilpin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wesleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Branyon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sudduth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Summers Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  E Berry City Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hubbertville 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 Rossland City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rossland City.

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

Stough   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rossland City
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rossland City
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rossland City
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rossland City
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rossland City
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rossland City
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rossland City
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Rossland City
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rossland City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rossland City 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rossland City is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Rossland City)
      Fayette   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Rossland City:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rossland City. 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 starts in Rossland City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rossland City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rossland City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rossland City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rossland City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6798, Longitude: -87.7814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rossland City 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 Rossland City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rossland City.


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