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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 Richburg (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 Richburg. 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 Richburg ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Richburg.

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

Cemeteries Near Richburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Richburg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE New Brockton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hutchson & Russell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Gilled Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goodman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enterprise City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rosin Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Prescott 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 Richburg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Richburg.

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

Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Richburg
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Richburg
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Richburg
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Richburg
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Richburg
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,875 people in 2017)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Richburg
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Richburg
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Richburg
 - Curtis 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 Richburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Richburg 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 and doctors 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.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Richburg)
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capps   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Grove (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Richburg:

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:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston 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    
Jackson 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3968, Longitude: -85.9608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richburg 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:

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

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