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Our Genealogy Helper for Roberts ...

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 Roberts (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 Roberts. 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 Roberts ...

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.

While the name of this community is Roberts, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Roberts may originally have been Robert's.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Roberts is located in Escambia County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

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

  • Escambia County     (The home county of Roberts)
    • East Brewton [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brewton
      • East Brewton [Escambia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brewton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brewton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Brewton<4>
    • Bradley [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Escambia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Brewton [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewton
      • Brewton [Escambia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewton<4>
    • Riverview [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Escambia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 181 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Pollard [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollard
      • Pollard [Escambia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollard
    • Flomaton [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flomaton
      • Flomaton [Escambia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,393 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flomaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flomaton<4>
    • Atmore [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atmore
      • Atmore [Escambia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atmore<4>
  • Butler County
    • McKenzie [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKenzie
      • McKenzie [Butler County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKenzie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKenzie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKenzie<4>
    • Georgiana [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
      • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<4>
  • Conecuh County
    • Johnsonville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonville
      • Johnsonville [Conecuh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonville
    • Brooklyn [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Conecuh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Nymph [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nymph
      • Nymph [Conecuh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nymph
    • Castleberry [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleberry
      • Castleberry [Conecuh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleberry
    • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay Villa
      • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
    • Centerville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Conecuh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Evergreen [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Conecuh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<4>
    • Old Town [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Conecuh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Lenox [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Conecuh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<4>
    • Range [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Range
      • Range [Conecuh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Range
    • Belleville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Conecuh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Repton [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Repton
      • Repton [Conecuh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Repton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Repton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Repton<4>
  • Covington County
    • Wing [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wing
      • Wing [Covington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wing
    • Carolina [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Covington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Libertyville [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Red Level [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
    • River Falls [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Falls
      • River Falls [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
    • Andalusia [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andalusia
      • Andalusia [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andalusia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andalusia<4>
    • Heath [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath
      • Heath [Covington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heath have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath
    • Lockhart [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Covington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockhart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
    • Gantt [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gantt
      • Gantt [Covington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gantt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gantt
    • Sanford [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [Covington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Florala [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florala
      • Florala [Covington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,906 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florala
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florala<4>
    • Horn Hill [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Hill
      • Horn Hill [Covington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Hill
  • Monroe County
    • Excel [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excel
      • Excel [Monroe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excel
    • Frisco City [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco City
      • Frisco City [Monroe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco City<4>
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<4>
    • Uriah [Monroe County]
  • Escambia County (FL)
    • Century [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Century
      • Century [Escambia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Century
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Century<4>
    • McDavid [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDavid
      • McDavid [Escambia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDavid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDavid
    • Molino [Escambia County]
    • Walnut Hill [Escambia County]
  • Okaloosa County (FL)
    • Otahite [Okaloosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otahite
      • Otahite [Okaloosa County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Roberts
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Otahite. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Cannon Town [Okaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Town
      • Cannon Town [Okaloosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Town
    • Baker [Okaloosa County]
    • Laurel Hill [Okaloosa County]
    • Holt [Okaloosa County]
    • Garden City [Okaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Okaloosa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Milligan [Okaloosa County]
    • Svea [Okaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Svea
      • Svea [Okaloosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Svea
    • Crestview [Okaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestview
      • Crestview [Okaloosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crestview<4>
  • Santa Rosa County (FL)
    • Belandville [Santa Rosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belandville
      • Belandville [Santa Rosa County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belandville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jay [Santa Rosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay
      • Jay [Santa Rosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jay<4>
    • Harold [Santa Rosa County]
    • Milton [Santa Rosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Santa Rosa County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<4>
    • Bagdad [Santa Rosa County]
    • Pace [Santa Rosa County]
  • Walton County (FL)
    • Paxton [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxton
      • Paxton [Walton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 856 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxton<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Roberts ...

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 102 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roberts.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roberts, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roberts.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Roberts:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Florida

Cemeteries Near Roberts ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roberts.

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

  • Elim Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elim Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elim Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Fuqua Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fuqua Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fuqua Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuqua Cemetery
  • Still Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Still Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Still Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Still Cemetery
  • Sam McGowin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sam McGowin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sam McGowin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sam McGowin Cemetery
  • May Creek Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the May Creek Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the May Creek Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Creek Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Damascus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Damascus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Damascus Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus Cemetery
    • Sellersville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sellersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sellersville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sellersville Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellersville Cemetery
    • Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brown Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
    • Black Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Black Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Black Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Cemetery
    • Rock Creek Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Creek Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Creek Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Creek Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek Church Cemetery
    • Rock Creek Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Creek Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Creek Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Creek Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek Church Cemetery
    • Mancill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mancill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mancill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mancill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mancill Cemetery
    • Foshee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foshee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Foshee Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foshee Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foshee Cemetery
    • McGowin Ferry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McGowin Ferry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McGowin Ferry Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McGowin Ferry Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGowin Ferry Cemetery

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Roberts had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Roberts [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberts
    • Roberts [Escambia County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Roberts
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts
  • Boykin [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
    • Boykin [Escambia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boykin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boykin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
  • Brewton [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewton
    • Brewton [Escambia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,115 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brewton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewton<4>
  • Kirkland [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
    • Kirkland [Escambia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
  • Rome [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
    • Rome [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rome had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
  • Berrydale [Santa Rosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrydale
    • Berrydale [Santa Rosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Roberts
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berrydale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Berrydale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berrydale
  • Continue List ...
    • Brooklyn [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Conecuh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 185 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Otahite [Okaloosa County] - Historic
      • While Otahite was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otahite
      • Otahite [Okaloosa County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Roberts
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Otahite. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Otahite had a post office and no railroad service
    • Pollard [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollard
      • Pollard [Escambia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 389 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pollard had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollard
    • Castleberry [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleberry
      • Castleberry [Conecuh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 176 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Castleberry had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleberry
    • Beda [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beda
      • Beda [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beda had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beda
    • Fairfield [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Hammac [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammac
      • Hammac [Escambia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammac
    • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] - Historic
      • While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay Villa
      • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Sparta [Conecuh County] - Historic
      • While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Conecuh County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Roberts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sparta had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Roberts. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roberts.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Roberts ...

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

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 Roberts:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Roberts. See our Misc Page for Roberts for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roberts) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roberts. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0818, Longitude: -86.8889       In this case, the coordinates for Roberts have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Roberts, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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