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Rhoades, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rhoades ...

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 Rhoades (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 Rhoades. 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.

Name Variations for Rhoades ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Rhoades.

  • While the name of this community is Rhoades, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Rhoades may originally have been Rhoade's.

Newspapers Published in Rhoades ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rhoades.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rhoades, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rhoades.

Cemeteries Near Rhoades ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rhoades.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rhoades Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alberton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Kinston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ino Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Gilled Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Haney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goodman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Danley Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Damascus 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 Rhoades in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rhoades.

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

Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rhoades
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rhoades
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
Green Bay   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rhoades
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rhoades
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rhoades
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rhoades
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rhoades
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rhoades
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Marl   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rhoades
 - Marl 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 Rhoades. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rhoades 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Rhoades 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 Rhoades. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rhoades:

Coffee     (The home county for Rhoades)
      Kinston   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Central City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Rhoades:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhoades. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2627, Longitude: -86.1619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rhoades 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 Rhoades, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rhoades.