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Our Genealogical Helper for Royal Pines ...

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 Royal Pines (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 Royal Pines. 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 Royal Pines ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Royal Pines.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Royal Pines, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Royal Pines.

Cemeteries Near Royal Pines ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Royal Pines.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NNE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  E Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Romulus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Caledonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Jones - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hulls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo 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 Royal Pines in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Royal Pines.

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

Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Royal Pines
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 100,287 people in 2017)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Royal Pines
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Royal Pines
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,094 people in 2017)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Royal Pines
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Royal Pines
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Royal Pines
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Royal Pines
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Royal Pines
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan 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 Royal Pines. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Royal Pines 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Royal Pines is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Royal Pines)
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Royal Pines:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa 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 starting from Royal Pines. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Royal Pines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal Pines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1804, Longitude: -87.6245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Royal Pines 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 Royal Pines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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