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Roseboro, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Roseboro ...

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 Roseboro (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 Roseboro. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Roseboro is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Roseboro)
  Hillsboro   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  New Market   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Moore's Mill   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meridianville   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ryland   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brownsboro   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Normal   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gurley   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Estillfork   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beachboro - Historic   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hollytree   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Greerton - Historic   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hytop   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Skyline   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pleasant Groves   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Paint Rock   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caro   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grant   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bedford (TN)
  Raus (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Normandy (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Whitaker (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Shelbyville (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wartrace (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Anchor Mill (TN) - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Palmetto (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coffee (TN)
  Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Manchester (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Winchester (TN)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Decherd (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cowan (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sewanee (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Giles (TN)
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Trigg (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
  Pelham (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gattistown (TN)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belleville (TN)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marion (TN)
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
  Delina (TN)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cornersville (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orrs (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Hill (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moore (TN)
  Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roseboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roseboro.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rocky Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elora Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kilpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Graveyard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McClue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kilpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McNeal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flintville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flintville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Southworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopkins - Eastland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bevill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hazle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris - Jean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Massengale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunt - Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Towry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bloucher Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Golden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Clair Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cabaniss Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W McDavid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGehee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Edmund Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hymen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flint River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snoddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harbin - Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor - Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gonder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corder - McCullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grills Cemetery   [Map]     
  W State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Driskill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Townsend Coover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Welbourn - King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sandidge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blackburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sharp Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  SSE Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelso Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brady Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moseley - Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Beans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGee - McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowland Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roseboro ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roseboro.

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

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.<3>

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

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

Plevna   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roseboro
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Plevna had a post office and railroad service
Elora (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Roseboro
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Elora had a post office and railroad service
Flintville (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Roseboro
 - 1895 population of 181 people (with 627 people in 2010)
 - Flintville had a post office and railroad service
New Market   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roseboro
 - 1895 population of 268 people
 - New Market had a post office and railroad service
Brighton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roseboro
 - Brighton had railroad service and no post office
Lincoln (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Roseboro
 - 1895 population of 295 people
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Key's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Roseboro
 - Key's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Roseboro
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco 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 Roseboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roseboro 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 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 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 Roseboro:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Bedford County (TN):     Cyndi's



Coffee County (TN):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (TN):     Cyndi's



Moore County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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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- Roseboro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roseboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9843, Longitude: -86.4025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roseboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Roseboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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