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Roselle, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Roselle ...

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 Roselle (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 Roselle. 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 Roselle ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roselle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roselle, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roselle.

Cemeteries Near Roselle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roselle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harvell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hollins Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Horns Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smelley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poe Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Germany Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE 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.<3>

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

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

Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Roselle
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hollins   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roselle
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Roselle
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Roselle
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roselle
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Roselle
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
Oldfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Roselle
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roselle
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler 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 Roselle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roselle 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.

Roselle is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for Roselle)
      Millerville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Roselle:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roselle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1857, Longitude: -86.0497     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roselle 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 Roselle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Roselle.