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Rorex, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rorex ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rorex. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rorex to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rorex, please Contact Us.

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 Rorex (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 Rorex. 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.

Newspapers Published in Rorex ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rorex.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rorex, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rorex.

Cemeteries Near Rorex ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rorex.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty 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.

While we didn't find Rorex in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rorex.

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

Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Rorex
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Rorex
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rorex
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rorex
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rorex
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rorex
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rorex
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rorex
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rorex. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rorex 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Rorex is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Rorex)
      Pisgah   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Rorex:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah 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      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rorex, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Rorex. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rorex) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rorex. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6862, Longitude: -85.8778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rorex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rorex.