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Our Genealogy Helper for Riverchase ...

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 Riverchase (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Riverchase. 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.

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 doctors and 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.

Riverchase is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

  DirDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Riverchase)
  Wood Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Holt   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Alberta City   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Ingleside Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Tuscaloosa   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lake Front Village   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sahama Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Northport   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cottondale   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Coker   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Bibb
  Egypt - Historic   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fikestown - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Fayette
  Berry   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rossland City   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belk   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Greene
  Knoxville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Eutaw   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Greene   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hale
  Moundville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Akron   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Village   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jefferson
  Adger   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  North Johns   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McCalla   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hueytown   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bessemer   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Industrial City   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sylvan Springs   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lamar
  Kennedy   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Millport   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pickens
  Gordo   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Reform   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carrollton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McShan   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aliceville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McMullen   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beaver Town   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby
  Sawmill Town   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Helena   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montevallo   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
  Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Corona   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Patton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakman   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Parrish   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Barney   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Townley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Riverchase ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverchase.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Riverchase covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  S Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Christian Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Riverchase ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverchase.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverchase, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverchase.

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 Riverchase in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Riverchase.

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

University   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Riverchase
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Riverchase
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 100,287 people in 2017)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Riverchase
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,094 people in 2017)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverchase
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Riverchase
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Riverchase
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Coaling   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Riverchase
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,660 people in 2017)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Riverchase
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Riverchase
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's 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 Riverchase. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Riverchase in the 1890's.

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 and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Riverchase:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lamar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickens County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverchase. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2415, Longitude: -87.5278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverchase 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 Riverchase, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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