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Our Genealogy Helper for Romine ...

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 Romine (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 Romine. 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 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.

Romine is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Romine)
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Toney   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Madison   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Triana   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Meridianville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Normal   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Danville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Weakley (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Romine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Romine.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Romine ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Romine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Romine, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Romine.

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

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Romine
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,230 people in 2017)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Romine
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Romine
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Romine
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Romine
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Romine
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Romine
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 717 people in 2017)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Romine
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Romine
 - Ripley 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 Romine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Romine in the 1890's.

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Romine:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Romine. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Romine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8612, Longitude: -87.2667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romine 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 Romine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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