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Buzzard Roost, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Buzzard Roost ...

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 Buzzard Roost (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 Buzzard Roost. 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 Buzzard Roost ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buzzard Roost.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buzzard Roost, 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 Buzzard Roost.

Cemeteries Near Buzzard Roost ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buzzard Roost.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Athens City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Alsobrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carytown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Nunley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Twitty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Watkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nunley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Douthit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snowdown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carter Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Toenail Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gover 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.<3>

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

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

Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buzzard Roost
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Buzzard Roost
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Buzzard Roost
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Buzzard Roost
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Bishop   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Buzzard Roost
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Buzzard Roost
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Buzzard Roost
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Buzzard Roost
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Maud   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Buzzard Roost
 - Maud 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 Buzzard Roost. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buzzard Roost 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Buzzard Roost is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Buzzard Roost)
      Cherokee   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Buzzard Roost:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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' distance starting in Buzzard Roost. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buzzard Roost) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buzzard Roost. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7612, Longitude: -88.0239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buzzard Roost have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Buzzard Roost, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buzzard Roost.