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Robjohn, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Robjohn ...

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 Robjohn (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 Robjohn. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Robjohn is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for Robjohn)
  Choctaw City   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Jachin   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Pennington   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Butler   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lisman   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Needham   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Toxey   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Gilbertown   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Melvin   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morvin   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Coffeeville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thomasville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salitpa   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grove Hill   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Forkland   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Boligee   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lizzieville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gallion   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arcola   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Barrons - Historic   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Myrtlewood   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nanafalia   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Half Acre   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beckleys - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Griffins - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Putnam   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sweet Water   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pin Hook   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Linden   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dixon's Mills   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Freetown   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  The Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Derby   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ward   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Intercourse   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bellamy   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Cuba   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  York   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Moore Town   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Epes   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sledge - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bethel - Historic   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Frankville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Anne Manie   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kimbrough   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Hill   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Catherine   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clarke (MS)
  Junction City (MS)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Quitman (MS)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stonewall (MS)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Enterprise (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
  Whynot (MS)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vimville (MS)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marion (MS)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Meridian (MS)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Robjohn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Robjohn.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Millwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Christopher Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Red House Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ward Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Pine Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Canathan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Resthaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Butler City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Mariah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nanafalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Geneva Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Campground Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Robjohn ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Robjohn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Robjohn, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Robjohn.

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>

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

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

Tompkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Robjohn
 - Tompkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Sterling   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Robjohn
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Butler   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Robjohn
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,738 people in 2017)
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
Nanafalia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Robjohn
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Nanafalia had a post office and no railroad service
Myrtlewood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Robjohn
 - Myrtlewood had a post office and no railroad service
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Robjohn
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Gaston had a post office and no railroad service
Kinterbish   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Robjohn
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Kinterbish had a post office and no railroad service
Pushmataha   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Robjohn
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Pushmataha had a post office and no railroad service
Putnam   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Robjohn
 - Putnam 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 Robjohn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Robjohn 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 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 Robjohn:

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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Marengo County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Wilcox County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County (MS):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Choctaw County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Choctaw 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Robjohn ...

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

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 Robjohn:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robjohn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2140, Longitude: -88.1272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robjohn 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 Robjohn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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