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Roxana, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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The location of Roxana

Our Genealogy Helper for Roxana ...

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 Roxana (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 Roxana. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Roxana is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Roxana)
  Ada   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Pintlala   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Hope Hull   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pike Road   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  English Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ramer   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Young Forte Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gibbs Village   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Highland Village   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Capitol Heights   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grady   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Prattville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Autaugaville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Booth   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gibbons - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marbury   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fitzpatrick   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Union Springs   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Perote   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smuteye   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Three Notch   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bolling   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Forest Home   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mountain Creek   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Highland Home   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Petrey   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Honoraville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cherokee Village   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Luverne   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Social Town   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Coosada   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Millbrook   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wetumpka   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Deatsville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Claud   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Holtville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tallassee   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eclectic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kent   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Letohatchee   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sandy Ridge   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burkville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hayneville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lowndesboro   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fort Deposit   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mosses   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Gordonville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  White Hall   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bragg's   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Benton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shorter   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hardaway   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Calebee   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fort Davis   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tuskegee   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kent   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Orion   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Troy   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Banks   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  East Tallassee   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tallapoosa City   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Reeltown   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roxana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roxana.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sankey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woodland Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Sprague Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ganey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Orme Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Strokes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Murrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Mosleys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chesser Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Urquhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perrys Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Relf Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roxana ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roxana.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roxana, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roxana.

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

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

Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Roxana
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roxana
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roxana
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Roxana
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
Fleta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roxana
 - Fleta had a post office and no railroad service
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Roxana
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
Sellers   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roxana
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Roxana
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Ramer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roxana
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Ramer had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Roxana. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roxana 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 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 - you should note 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 Roxana:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Bullock County:     Cyndi's



Butler County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Pike County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roxana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1832, Longitude: -86.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roxana 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 Roxana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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