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Rolling Acres, Alabama
(Coffee County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rolling Acres ...

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 Rolling Acres (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 Rolling Acres. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rolling Acres is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Rolling Acres)
  Enterprise   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Battens Crossroads   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Brockton   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Central City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elba   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Jack   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wilkinstown   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kinston   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clio   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  County Line   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Beulah   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Opp   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Onycha   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Babbie   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Horn Hill   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sanford   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Florala   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lockhart   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Andalusia   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Heath   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brantley   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Social Town   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dozier   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Luverne   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Merrill Mill   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Holiday Village   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Level Plains   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Fort Rucker   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Daleville   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Clayhatchee   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Newton   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ozark   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pinckard   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mabson   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Midland City   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Ariton   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chancellor   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Coffee Springs   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Costilla - Historic   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Slocomb   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eunola - Historic   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Samson   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Malvern   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Black   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Headland   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Newville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Capps   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oakey Grove   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Graball   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Haleburg   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parker Village   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dothan   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Merritts Crossroads   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rehobeth   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Parish   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kinsey   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cowarts   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Webb   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Madrid   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Avon   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tennille   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Brundidge   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Banks   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Troy   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
  Esto (FL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Noma (FL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bonifay (FL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westville (FL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson (FL)
  Graceville (FL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Campbellton (FL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jacob City (FL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Walton (FL)
  Paxton (FL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pleasant Grove (FL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (FL)
  Caryville (FL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rolling Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rolling Acres.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mt. Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Enterprise City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Daleville Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cool Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Consolation Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Brockton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Bellwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Dean Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hutchson & Russell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rolling Acres ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rolling Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rolling Acres, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rolling Acres.

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

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

Level Plains   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rolling Acres
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Rolling Acres
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Daleville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rolling Acres
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,122 people in 2017)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rolling Acres
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhatchee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rolling Acres
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rolling Acres
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Rolling Acres
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rolling Acres
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 226 people in 2017)
 - Coffee Springs 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 Rolling Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rolling Acres 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 professional and volunteer 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 Rolling Acres:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Covington County:     Cyndi's



Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's



Dale County:     Cyndi's



Geneva County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Pike County:     Cyndi's



Holmes County (FL):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (FL):     Cyndi's



Walton County (FL):     Cyndi's



Washington County (FL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Coffee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3307, Longitude: -85.8038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Acres 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 Rolling Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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