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Our Genealogy Helper for Royal ...

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 (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 Royal. 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 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.

Royal is located in Blount 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 Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

  • Blount County     (The home county of Royal)
    • Clarence [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • Fridays Crossing [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fridays Crossing
      • Fridays Crossing [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fridays Crossing
    • Susan Moore [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan Moore
      • Susan Moore [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 776 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susan Moore
    • Blountsville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountsville
      • Blountsville [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountsville<3>
    • Craig [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
      • Craig [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
    • Rosa [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosa
      • Rosa [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosa
    • Wynnville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wynnville
      • Wynnville [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynnville
    • Brooksville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
    • Cleveland [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Snead [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snead
      • Snead [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snead<3>
    • Bird [Blount County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bird
      • Bird [Blount County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hoods Crossroads [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoods Crossroads
      • Hoods Crossroads [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoods Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoods Crossroads
    • Oneonta [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
      • Oneonta [Blount County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneonta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneonta<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Ohatchee [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohatchee
      • Ohatchee [Calhoun County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohatchee<3>
    • Alexandria [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<3>
  • Cullman County
    • Holly Pond [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Pond
      • Holly Pond [Cullman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Pond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Pond<3>
    • Baileyton [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileyton
      • Baileyton [Cullman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileyton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 619 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileyton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baileyton<3>
    • Garden City [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Cullman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Hanceville [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanceville
      • Hanceville [Cullman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanceville<3>
    • Joppa [Cullman County]
    • Berlin [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Cullman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Fairview [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Cullman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • White City [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Cullman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • East Point [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Point
      • East Point [Cullman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Point
    • Cullman [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullman
      • Cullman [Cullman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cullman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullman<3>
    • Good Hope [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Cullman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Black Bottom [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Bottom
      • Black Bottom [Cullman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Bottom
    • Damascus [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Cullman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
  • DeKalb County
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<3>
    • Geraldine [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [DeKalb County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<3>
    • Lakeview [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [DeKalb County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
  • Etowah County
    • Altoona [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
      • Altoona [Etowah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<3>
    • Walnut Grove [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Etowah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Clear Springs [Etowah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Springs
      • Clear Springs [Etowah County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gallant [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallant
      • Gallant [Etowah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallant
    • Greer [Etowah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Etowah County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Benson [Etowah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Etowah County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Egypt [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Etowah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Ivalee [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivalee
      • Ivalee [Etowah County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivalee
    • Mountainboro [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainboro
      • Mountainboro [Etowah County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainboro
    • Ridgeville [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeville
      • Ridgeville [Etowah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
    • Sardis City [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
      • Sardis City [Etowah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis City
    • Attalla [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attalla
      • Attalla [Etowah County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,771 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attalla<3>
    • Bennettsville [Etowah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
      • Bennettsville [Etowah County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jackson County
    • Langston [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langston
      • Langston [Jackson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langston<3>
    • Woodville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Jackson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Masseyline [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masseyline
      • Masseyline [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masseyline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masseyline
    • Trafford [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trafford
      • Trafford [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trafford<3>
    • Ayres [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayres
      • Ayres [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayres
    • Village Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Springs
      • Village Springs [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Springs
    • Palmerdale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerdale
      • Palmerdale [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Former name for Palmerdale: Palmer Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmerdale
    • Warrior [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior
      • Warrior [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrior<3>
    • Clay [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2015: 9,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Majestic [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic
      • Majestic [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic
    • Crosston [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosston
      • Crosston [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosston
    • Kimberly [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,593 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberly<3>
    • Pinson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinson
      • Pinson [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2015: 7,438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinson<3>
    • Morris [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morris
      • Morris [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
    • Breakstone Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breakstone Village
      • Breakstone Village [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breakstone Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breakstone Village
  • Madison County
    • New Hope [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Madison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hope<3>
    • Owens' Cross Roads [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owens' Cross Roads
      • Owens' Cross Roads [Madison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owens' Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owens' Cross Roads
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owens' Cross Roads<3>
    • Triana [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triana
      • Triana [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triana
  • Marshall County
    • Big Spring [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
      • Big Spring [Marshall County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bowen [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowen
      • Bowen [Marshall County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Douglas [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Marshall County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 778 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
    • Askea Grove [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Askea Grove
      • Askea Grove [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Askea Grove
    • Horton [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horton
      • Horton [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
    • Hyatt [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyatt
      • Hyatt [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyatt
    • Arab [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arab
      • Arab [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,383 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arab
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arab<3>
    • Bartlett [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
      • Bartlett [Marshall County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hog Jaw [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Jaw
      • Hog Jaw [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Jaw
    • Pine Lake Village [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Lake Village
      • Pine Lake Village [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lake Village
    • Gregory [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Rabbit Town [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rabbit Town
      • Rabbit Town [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rabbit Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rabbit Town
    • Friendship [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Marshall County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Morgan County
    • Hulaco [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hulaco
      • Hulaco [Morgan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hulaco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hulaco
    • Ryan Crossroads [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryan Crossroads
      • Ryan Crossroads [Morgan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryan Crossroads
    • Eva [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eva
      • Eva [Morgan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eva<3>
    • Florette [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florette
      • Florette [Morgan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florette
    • Morgan City [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Morgan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Lacon [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacon
      • Lacon [Morgan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacon
    • Valhermoso Springs [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valhermoso Springs
      • Valhermoso Springs [Morgan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valhermoso Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Valhermoso Springs: Chunn Springs and White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valhermoso Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valhermoso Springs<3>
    • Falkville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkville
      • Falkville [Morgan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkville<3>
    • Lacey's Spring [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey's Spring
      • Lacey's Spring [Morgan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacey's Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey's Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey's Spring<3>
    • Somerville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Morgan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 773 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
    • Hartselle [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartselle
      • Hartselle [Morgan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartselle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartselle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartselle<3>
    • Priceville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Morgan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priceville<3>
  • Saint Clair County
    • Steele [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
      • Steele [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<3>
    • Springville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Saint Clair County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<3>
    • Ashville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
      • Ashville [Saint Clair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,365 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville<3>
    • Saint Clair Springs [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair Springs
      • Saint Clair Springs [Saint Clair County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clair Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clair Springs
    • Argo [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argo
      • Argo [Saint Clair County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argo
    • Branchville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Saint Clair County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
    • Margaret [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Saint Clair County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaret<3>
    • Odenville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odenville
      • Odenville [Saint Clair County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,893 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odenville<3>
    • Turnbough Town [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnbough Town
      • Turnbough Town [Saint Clair County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnbough Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnbough Town
    • Wattsville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wattsville
      • Wattsville [Saint Clair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wattsville
    • Ragland [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragland
      • Ragland [Saint Clair County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ragland<3>
    • Moody [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<3>
    • Pell City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pell City
      • Pell City [Saint Clair County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pell City<3>
  • Talladega County
    • Colony [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Talladega County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • Lincoln [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Talladega County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<3>
  • Walker County
    • Sipsey [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
      • Sipsey [Walker County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Former name for Sipsey: Warrior Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sipsey
    • Sumiton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
      • Sumiton [Walker County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Former names for Sumiton: Commercial and Democrat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumiton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumiton<3>
  • Winston County
    • Addison [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Winston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<3>
    • Arley [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arley
      • Arley [Winston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arley<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Royal ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Royal.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Royal, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Royal.

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 websites either 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 Royal:

  • 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 Royal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Royal.

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

  • Hood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hood Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood Cemetery
  • Graves Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graves Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graves Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graves Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery
  • Gibbs Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gibbs Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gibbs Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbs Chapel Cemetery
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    • Mt. Joy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Joy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Joy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Joy Cemetery
    • Blackwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwood Cemetery
    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • New Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Lebanon Cemetery
    • Blountsville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blountsville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blountsville Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountsville Cemetery
    • Fowler Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fowler Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fowler Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Springs Cemetery
    • Daileys Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daileys Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daileys Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daileys Chapel Cemetery
    • Painter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Painter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Painter Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Painter Cemetery
    • Lamb 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Royal had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Royal [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
    • Royal [Blount County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Royal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
  • Huldah [Blount County] - Historic
    • While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huldah
    • Huldah [Blount County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huldah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
  • Liberty [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Blount County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Tappan [Blount County] - Historic
    • While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappan
    • Tappan [Blount County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
  • Clarence [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
  • Blountsville [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountsville
    • Blountsville [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 288 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountsville<3>
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    • Cleveland [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,306 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Wynnville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wynnville
      • Wynnville [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynnville
    • Brooksville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
    • Joy [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joy
      • Joy [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Joy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joy
    • Bird [Blount County] - Historic
      • While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bird
      • Bird [Blount County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bird had a post office and no railroad service
    • Snead [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snead
      • Snead [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Snead had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snead<3>
    • Bright Star [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bright Star
      • Bright Star [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bright Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright Star
    • Oneonta [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
      • Oneonta [Blount County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,577 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneonta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneonta<3>
    • Highmound [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmound
      • Highmound [Blount County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highmound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmound

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Royal ...

While our initial data about Royal came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Royal in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Royal.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Royal:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Royal. See our Misc Page for Royal for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Royal) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0720, Longitude: -86.5022       In this case, the coordinates for Royal 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>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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