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Our Genealogy Helper for Rover ...

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 Rover (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 Rover. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rover is located in Tallapoosa County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

  • Tallapoosa County     (The home county of Rover)
    • Our Town [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Our Town
      • Our Town [Tallapoosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Town
    • Benson [Tallapoosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Tallapoosa County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alkehatchee [Tallapoosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkehatchee
      • Alkehatchee [Tallapoosa County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alkehatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alexander City [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander City
      • Alexander City [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander City<3>
    • Jacksons' Gap [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksons' Gap
      • Jacksons' Gap [Tallapoosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 827 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksons' Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksons' Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksons' Gap<3>
    • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dadeville
      • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dadeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dadeville<3>
    • Agricola [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agricola
      • Agricola [Tallapoosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agricola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agricola
    • Slaughters [Tallapoosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaughters
      • Slaughters [Tallapoosa County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaughters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeltown
      • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeltown
    • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
      • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<3>
    • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallapoosa City
      • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallapoosa City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallapoosa City
    • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tallassee
      • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Tallassee
  • Autauga County
    • Marbury [Autauga County]
    • Prattville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
      • Prattville [Autauga County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattville<3>
  • Chambers County
    • Penton [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penton
      • Penton [Chambers County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penton
    • LaFayette [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaFayette
      • LaFayette [Chambers County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaFayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFayette<3>
    • Cusseta [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusseta
      • Cusseta [Chambers County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cusseta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusseta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusseta<3>
    • Five Points [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Chambers County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Chilton County
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<3>
  • Clay County
    • Hollins [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Clay County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
    • Millerville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerville
      • Millerville [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millerville
    • Motley [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motley
      • Motley [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Motley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Motley
    • Mellow Valley [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellow Valley
      • Mellow Valley [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mellow Valley
    • Harkins Crossroads [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harkins Crossroads
      • Harkins Crossroads [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harkins Crossroads
    • Ashland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Clay County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,895 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Cragford [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cragford
      • Cragford [Clay County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cragford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cragford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cragford<3>
    • Lineville [Clay County]
  • Coosa County
    • Fishpond [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishpond
      • Fishpond [Coosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishpond
    • Ray [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
      • Ray [Coosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
    • Equality [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
      • Equality [Coosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
    • Nixburg [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixburg
      • Nixburg [Coosa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixburg
    • Kellyton [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyton
      • Kellyton [Coosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellyton
    • Hissop [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hissop
      • Hissop [Coosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hissop
    • Rockford [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Coosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<3>
    • Goodwater [Coosa County]
    • Mount Olive [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Coosa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Stewartville [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartville
      • Stewartville [Coosa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartville
    • Weogufka [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weogufka
      • Weogufka [Coosa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weogufka
  • Elmore County
    • Kent [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
    • Central [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Eclectic [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
      • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<3>
    • Claud [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claud
      • Claud [Elmore County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claud
    • Tallassee [Elmore County]
    • Titus [Elmore County]
    • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetumpka
      • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<3>
    • Adkin Hill [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adkin Hill
      • Adkin Hill [Elmore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Adkin Hill has also been known as:
      • Atkins Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adkin Hill
    • Blue Ridge [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Elmore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
    • Holtville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holtville
      • Holtville [Elmore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Holtville has also been known as:
      • Slapout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holtville
    • Fusihatchi [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fusihatchi
      • Fusihatchi [Elmore County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fusihatchi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<3>
  • Hale County
    • Erie [Hale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Hale County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
  • Lee County
    • Waverly [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Loachapoka [Lee County]
    • The Bottle [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Bottle
      • The Bottle [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Bottle
    • Ridgewood Village [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgewood Village
      • Ridgewood Village [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood Village
    • Auburn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<3>
    • Opelika [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opelika
      • Opelika [Lee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opelika have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opelika
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opelika<3>
  • Macon County
    • Liberty City [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Macon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City
    • Notasulga [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
      • Notasulga [Macon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notasulga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga<3>
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Shorter [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorter
      • Shorter [Macon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shorter<3>
    • Calebee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calebee
      • Calebee [Macon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calebee
    • Tuskegee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
      • Tuskegee [Macon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<3>
    • Fort Davis [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Davis
      • Fort Davis [Macon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Davis<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Waugh [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waugh
      • Waugh [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waugh
    • Montgomery [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Montgomery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Pike Road [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Road
      • Pike Road [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pike Road<3>
  • Randolph County
    • Almond [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
      • Almond [Randolph County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almond
    • Wadley [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadley
      • Wadley [Randolph County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadley<3>
    • Roanoke [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Randolph County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
  • Talladega County
    • Sylacauga [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylacauga
      • Sylacauga [Talladega County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylacauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylacauga<3>
    • Oak Grove [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Talladega County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Talladega Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
      • Talladega Springs [Talladega County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega Springs
    • Bon Air [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Air
      • Bon Air [Talladega County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Air

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

Newspapers Published in Rover ...

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 Rover.

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

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rover:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Rover ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rover.

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

  • New Hope Cemetery
  • Mask Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Friendship Cemetery
  • County Line Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Prospect Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Benson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benson Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Benson Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson Cemetery
    • Harmony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harmony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harmony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Cemetery
    • Benson - Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benson - Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Benson - Bethel Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson - Bethel Cemetery
    • Farrow Dennis Graveyard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farrow Dennis Graveyard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farrow Dennis Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farrow Dennis Graveyard
    • Harmony Cemetery
    • Lovejoy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lovejoy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lovejoy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lovejoy Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rover.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovejoy Cemetery
    • Williams Cemetery

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.<6>

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

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

  • Kowaliga [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kowaliga
    • Kowaliga [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kowaliga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kowaliga
  • Island Home [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Home
    • Island Home [Tallapoosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Home
  • Jordan [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
    • Jordan [Elmore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
  • Alexander City [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander City
    • Alexander City [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rover
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 679 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,317 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander City<3>
  • Equality [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
    • Equality [Coosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Rover
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Equality had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
  • Jacksons' Gap [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksons' Gap
    • Jacksons' Gap [Tallapoosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 827 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksons' Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksons' Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksons' Gap<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Walnut Hill [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dadeville
      • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 873 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,053 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dadeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dadeville<3>
    • Nixburg [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixburg
      • Nixburg [Coosa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rover
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixburg
    • Agricola [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agricola
      • Agricola [Tallapoosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agricola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agricola
    • Central [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Eclectic [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
      • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<3>
    • Kent [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kent had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
    • Thornton [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Tallapoosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Kellyton [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyton
      • Kellyton [Coosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellyton

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rover. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rover.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rover. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

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- Rover) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7954, Longitude: -85.9383       In this case, the coordinates for Rover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Rover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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