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Roebuck, Alabama
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Our Genealogy Helper for Roebuck ...

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 (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. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 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. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Roebuck:

Jefferson     (The home county for Roebuck)
  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]
  Chalkville   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  New Castle   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Cahaba Landing   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 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   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blocton - 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]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 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]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 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   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 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]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 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   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   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]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 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   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Westover   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 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]
  Tannehill   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 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]

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

Cemeteries Near Roebuck ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roebuck.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [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]     
  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]     
  N Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roebuck ...

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.

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roebuck. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roebuck) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roebuck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5815, Longitude: -86.7030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roebuck 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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