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Randolph, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Randolph ...

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 Randolph (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 Randolph. 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 Randolph ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Randolph.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Randolph, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Randolph.

Cemeteries Near Randolph ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Randolph.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Abney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Convert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Six Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Conwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brierfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pineland Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Sandy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carlton Hill 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 Randolph had a population of 286 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Trio   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Randolph
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Randolph
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2016)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Randolph
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
Brierfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Randolph
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Randolph
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Randolph
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,616 people in 2016)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Randolph
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Randolph
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Randolph. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Randolph 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.

Randolph is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Randolph)
      Lawley   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brent   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Randolph:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Randolph came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Randolph 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 Randolph.

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 Randolph:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Randolph.
      See our Misc Page for Randolph for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Randolph. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8991, Longitude: -86.9132     [Map].

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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 Randolph, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Randolph.