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Our Genealogy Helper for Ruby ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ruby. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ruby to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ruby, please Contact Us.


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 Ruby (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 Ruby. 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ruby is historic, it would have been located within present day Walker 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 Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

  • Walker County     (The home county of Ruby)
    • Cordova [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Ruby
      • Former name for Cordova: Dent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
    • Dovertown [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dovertown
      • Dovertown [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dovertown
    • Barney [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barney
      • Barney [Walker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barney
    • America [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for America
      • America [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on America
    • Dora [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dora
      • Dora [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Former name for Dora: Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<3>
    • Burnwell [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnwell
      • Burnwell [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnwell
    • Oakahalla [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakahalla
      • Oakahalla [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakahalla
    • Reeds Ferry [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Ferry
      • Reeds Ferry [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Ferry
    • Yerkwood [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yerkwood
      • Yerkwood [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yerkwood
    • Goodsprings [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodsprings
      • Goodsprings [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodsprings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodsprings
    • Parrish [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Former name for Parrish: Hewitt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
    • Sumiton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
      • Sumiton [Walker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • 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>
    • Sipsey [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
      • Sipsey [Walker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Former name for Sipsey: Warrior Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sipsey
  • Bibb County
    • Green Pond [Bibb County]
    • North Bibb [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bibb
      • North Bibb [Bibb County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bibb have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bibb
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
  • Blount County
    • Red Hill [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Blount County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Smoke Rise [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoke Rise
      • Smoke Rise [Blount County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoke Rise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoke Rise
    • Blount Springs [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blount Springs
      • Blount Springs [Blount County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blount Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blount Springs
    • Hayden [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Blount County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<3>
    • County Line [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
      • County Line [Blount County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
    • Bangor [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
      • Bangor [Blount County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
    • Selfville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfville
      • Selfville [Blount County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfville
    • Dallas [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Blount County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Locust Fork [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Fork
      • Locust Fork [Blount County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Fork<3>
    • Remlap [Blount County]
    • Nectar [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectar
      • Nectar [Blount County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectar
    • Cleveland [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Blount County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>
    • Allgood [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allgood
      • Allgood [Blount County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allgood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allgood
  • Cullman County
    • Arkadelphia [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkadelphia
      • Arkadelphia [Cullman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkadelphia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkadelphia
    • Baltimore [Cullman County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltimore
      • Baltimore [Cullman County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltimore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bremen [Cullman County]
    • Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Cullman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2015: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • The Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Colony
      • The Colony [Cullman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Colony
    • Black Bottom [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Bottom
      • Black Bottom [Cullman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Bottom
    • Damascus [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Cullman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
    • Crane Hill [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Hill
      • Crane Hill [Cullman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crane Hill<3>
    • Dodge City [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge City
      • Dodge City [Cullman County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 623 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge City
    • Trimble [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trimble
      • Trimble [Cullman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trimble
    • Logan [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Cullman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Chances Crossroad [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chances Crossroad
      • Chances Crossroad [Cullman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chances Crossroad
    • Garden City [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Cullman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Fayette County
    • Berry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
    • Bankston [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bankston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bankston
    • Glen Allen [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Media [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Media
      • Media [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Media
    • West Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
    • Robbins Crossroads [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbins Crossroads
      • Robbins Crossroads [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbins Crossroads
    • Sayre [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayre
      • Sayre [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayre
    • Corner [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corner
      • Corner [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corner
    • Graysville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graysville<3>
    • Alden [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Cardiff [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
      • Cardiff [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardiff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
    • Adamsville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adamsville<3>
    • Pinkney City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkney City
      • Pinkney City [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkney City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkney City
    • Brookside [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Daisey City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisey City
      • Daisey City [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisey City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisey City
    • Maytown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maytown
      • Maytown [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maytown
  • Marion County
    • Brilliant [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant<3>
    • Winfield [Marion County]
  • Saint Clair County
    • Argo [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argo
      • Argo [Saint Clair County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argo
    • Moody [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<3>
    • Springville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Saint Clair County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<3>
  • Shelby County
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<3>
    • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs Village
      • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Village
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<3>
    • Alabaster [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
      • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<3>
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull City
      • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull City
    • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellerman
      • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellerman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellerman
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<3>
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<3>
  • Winston County
    • Falls City [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls City
      • Falls City [Winston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls City
    • Arley [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arley
      • Arley [Winston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arley<3>
    • Slick Ford [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slick Ford
      • Slick Ford [Winston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slick Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slick Ford
    • Houston [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Winston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
    • Lynn [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Winston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Double Springs [Winston County]
    • Farriss [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farriss
      • Farriss [Winston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farriss have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farriss
    • Addison [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Winston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<3>
    • Natural Bridge [Winston County]

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

Newspapers Published in Ruby ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ruby, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ruby.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Ruby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ruby.

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

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.

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

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

  • Cordova [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
    • Cordova [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Ruby
    • Former name for Cordova: Dent
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordova had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
  • Dora [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dora
    • Dora [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
    • Former name for Dora: Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<3>
  • Parrish [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
    • Former name for Parrish: Hewitt
    • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parrish had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
  • Jasper [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 780 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,431 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jasper had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<3>
  • Robbins Crossroads [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbins Crossroads
    • Robbins Crossroads [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbins Crossroads
  • Porter [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter
    • Porter [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Porter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter
  • Continue List ...
    • Powellville [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellville
      • Powellville [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Ruby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellville
    • Linn Crossing [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn Crossing
      • Linn Crossing [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linn Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn Crossing
    • South Lowell [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lowell
      • South Lowell [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 192 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lowell
    • Gamble [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamble
      • Gamble [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gamble had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamble
    • Coal Valley [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Valley
      • Coal Valley [Walker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Valley
    • Short Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Creek
      • Short Creek [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Creek
    • Sloan [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sloan
      • Sloan [Blount County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloan
    • Edgil [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgil
      • Edgil [Walker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgil have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgil
    • Patton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton
      • Patton [Walker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 378 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Patton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patton

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ruby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ruby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7487, Longitude: -87.1756       In this case, the coordinates for Ruby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The 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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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