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Roundhill, Alabama

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The location of Roundhill

Our Genealogy Helper for Roundhill ...

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 Roundhill (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 Roundhill. 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 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.

Roundhill is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Roundhill)
  Thomasville   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Fulton   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Grove Hill   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Whatley   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Morvin   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Coffeeville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Walker Springs   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Salitpa   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stave Creek   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pennington   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bladon Springs   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Choctaw City   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Butler   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jachin   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gilbertown   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Toxey   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cullomburg   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bolinger   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Needham   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ramah   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Safford   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ellison - Historic   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Vineland   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dixon's Mills   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sweet Water   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Putnam   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Nanafalia   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barrons - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Half Acre   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Thomaston   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Linden   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hybart   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Finchburg - Historic   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Scratch Ankle   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vredenburgh   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lovan - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Perdue Hill   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beatrice   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mexia   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tunnel Springs   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peterman   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Freetown   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  The Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Frankville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leroy   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint Stephen's   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bigbee   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bassetts Creek   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wagarville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hobson   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sunflower   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Millry   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pine Hill   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lower Peach Tree   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kimbrough   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Anne Manie   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Coy   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Yellow Bluff   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Catherine   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Millers Ferry   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Camden   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Boykin   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roundhill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roundhill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bassett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lower Peach Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Magnolia Lawns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bashi Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roundhill ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roundhill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roundhill, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roundhill.

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

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

Rural   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roundhill
 - Rural had a post office and railroad service
Thomasville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Roundhill
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 3,943 people in 2017)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
Choctaw Corner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Roundhill
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Choctaw Corner had a post office and no railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roundhill
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Roundhill
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Culpeper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Roundhill
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roundhill
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
Dickinson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Roundhill
 - Dickinson had a post office and no railroad service
Glover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Roundhill
 - Glover had a post office and no railroad service
Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Roundhill
 - Ellison 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 Roundhill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roundhill 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 websites either 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 Roundhill:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:     Cyndi's



Conecuh County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Marengo County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Wilcox County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roundhill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8927, Longitude: -87.7117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roundhill 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 Roundhill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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