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Roberson Beach, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Roberson Beach ...

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 Roberson Beach (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 Roberson Beach. 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 Roberson Beach ...

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 Roberson Beach.

  • Typical abbreviation for Roberson Beach: Roberson Bch.

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 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.

Roberson Beach is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Roberson Beach)
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Rogersville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  West Point   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wren   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Madison   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Toney   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Triana   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Meridianville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Normal   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Addison   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Weakley (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roberson Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roberson Beach.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW String Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roberson Beach ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roberson Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roberson Beach, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roberson Beach.

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

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Roberson Beach
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,230 people in 2017)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roberson Beach
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 590 people in 2017)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roberson Beach
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,051 people in 2017)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Roberson Beach
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roberson Beach
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roberson Beach
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roberson Beach
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 518 people in 2017)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Roberson Beach
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove 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 Roberson Beach. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roberson Beach in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Roberson Beach:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Lauderdale 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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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- Roberson Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roberson Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7654, Longitude: -87.2867     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roberson Beach 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 Roberson Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019