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Roe Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Roe Landing ...

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 Roe Landing (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 Roe Landing. 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 Roe Landing ...

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 Roe Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Roe Landing: Roe Lndg. (or less commonly used: Roe Lndng.)

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.

Roe Landing is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Roe Landing)
  Forkland   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Boligee   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eutaw   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lizzieville   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Greene   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Union   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pennington   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Choctaw City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jachin   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lisman   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Browns   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Safford   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marion Junction   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Arcola   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Gallion   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Akron   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oak Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Demopolis   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pin Hook   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Faunsdale   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Providence   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Griffins - Historic   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Linden   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beckleys - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Myrtlewood   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Thomaston   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  The Village   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Freetown   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marion   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aliceville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Moore Town   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Epes   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bellamy   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Derby   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Intercourse   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bethel - Historic   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  York   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sledge - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Emelle   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ralph   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Foster's   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Duncanville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Catherine   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
  Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scooba (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roe Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roe Landing.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pinetop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houpt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Erie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Phares Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roe Landing ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roe Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roe Landing, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roe Landing.

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

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

Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roe Landing
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 600 people in 2017)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roe Landing
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Roe Landing
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roe Landing
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Roe Landing
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 6,851 people in 2017)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Roe Landing
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Roe Landing
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roe Landing
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Roe Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roe Landing in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - although 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 Roe Landing:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Marengo County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Pickens County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Wilcox County:     Cyndi's



Kemper County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roe Landing. 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 '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- Roe Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roe Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6046, Longitude: -87.8397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roe Landing 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 Roe Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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