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Our Genealogical Helper for Rogers ...

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 Rogers (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rogers. 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 Rogers ...

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 Rogers.

  • While the name of this community is Rogers, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Rogers may originally have been Roger's.

Newspapers Published in Rogers ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rogers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rogers, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rogers.

Cemeteries Near Rogers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rogers.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Rogers covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     


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>

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

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

Whiton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Rogers
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rogers
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rogers
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rogers
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rogers
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Rains - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rogers
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rogers
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
Crossville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rogers
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,847 people in 2017)
 - Crossville 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 Rogers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rogers in the 1890's.

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 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.

Rogers is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Rogers)
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Angel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Taft   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Rogers:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rogers ...

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

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 Rogers:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rogers.
      See our Misc Page for Rogers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rogers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3415, Longitude: -86.0914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rogers 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 Rogers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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