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Roebuck Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Roebuck Park ...

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 Roebuck Park (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 Roebuck Park. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Roebuck Park is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Roebuck Park)
  Center Point   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Zion City   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Alton   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Chalkville   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Marks Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Gate City   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Tarrant   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Lola City   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Pinson   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  New Castle   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Irondale   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  County Line   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bruner - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Boozer - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eastaboga   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Colony   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bremen   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  White City   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Moody   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Argo   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sterrett   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Westover   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Colony   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Creel   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Empire   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dora   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sipsey   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barney   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roebuck Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roebuck Park.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roebuck Park ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roebuck Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roebuck Park, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roebuck Park.

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

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

East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roebuck Park
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Roebuck Park
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roebuck Park
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roebuck Park
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roebuck Park
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Chalkville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Roebuck Park
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Roebuck Park
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roebuck Park
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
Irondale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Roebuck Park
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roebuck Park
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roebuck Park
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Roebuck Park
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Roebuck Park
 - Lewisburg 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 Roebuck Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roebuck Park in the 1890's.

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 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 Roebuck Park:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Roebuck Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roebuck Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6054, Longitude: -86.6950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roebuck Park 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 Roebuck Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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