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Roebuck Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Roebuck Springs ...

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 Springs (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 Springs. 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 Roebuck Springs ...

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 Roebuck Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Roebuck Springs: Roebuck Spgs. (or less commonly used: Roebuck Spngs. or Roebuck Sprngs.)

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 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 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.

Roebuck Springs 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 Springs. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Roebuck Springs:

Jefferson     (The home county for Roebuck Springs)
  Zion City   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Gate City   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Marks Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Alton   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Irondale   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Tarrant   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lola City   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Cahaba Landing   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Vulcan City   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Chalkville   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  County Line   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bruner - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boozer - Historic   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eastaboga   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Colony   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bremen   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Moody   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Argo   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sterrett   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Westover   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Colony   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Abihka - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Creel   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Empire   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Dora   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sipsey   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barney   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roebuck Springs ...

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

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

Distance &

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

Newspapers Published in Roebuck Springs ...

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 186 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roebuck Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roebuck Springs, 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 Springs.

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

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

East Lake   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Roebuck Springs
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Roebuck Springs
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roebuck Springs
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roebuck Springs
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roebuck Springs
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roebuck Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
Irondale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roebuck Springs
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roebuck Springs
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Roebuck Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville 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 Roebuck Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roebuck Springs 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 Roebuck Springs:

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



Coosa 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roebuck Springs. 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 Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roebuck Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5770, Longitude: -86.7036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roebuck Springs 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 Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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