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Our Genealogy Helper for Russellville ...

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 Russellville (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 Russellville. 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.

Russellville is located in Franklin County and is the County Seat.

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 Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  • Franklin County     (The home county of Russellville)
    • Spruce Pine [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Churntown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churntown
      • Churntown [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churntown
    • Belgreen [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgreen
      • Belgreen [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgreen
    • Phil Campbell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phil Campbell
      • Phil Campbell [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phil Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phil Campbell<2>
    • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickrock Ford
      • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickrock Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hodges [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<2>
    • Burntout [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burntout
      • Burntout [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burntout
    • Vina [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vina
      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
    • Red Bay [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bay
      • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<2>
  • Colbert County
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell Settlement
      • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Denton [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Colbert County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<2>
    • Gatesville [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
      • Gatesville [Colbert County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hill
      • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<2>
    • Sheffield [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<2>
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<2>
    • Nitrate City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitrate City
      • Nitrate City [Colbert County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitrate City
    • Cherokee [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [Colbert County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<2>
  • Fayette County
    • Glen Allen [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
  • Lauderdale County
    • Canaan [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Lauderdale County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Florence [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Green Tree [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Tree
      • Green Tree [Lauderdale County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
      • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
    • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge
      • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McGee Town [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGee Town
      • McGee Town [Lauderdale County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGee Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGee Town
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Florian
    • Killen [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
      • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<2>
    • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Grove
      • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Grove
    • Belleview [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleview
      • Belleview [Lauderdale County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Arnot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnot
      • Arnot [Lauderdale County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnot
    • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Lawrence County
    • Mehama [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mehama
      • Mehama [Lawrence County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mehama. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Avoca [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Lawrence County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mount Hope [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Camp Spring [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Spring
      • Camp Spring [Lawrence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hatton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Muck City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muck City
      • Muck City [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muck City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muck City
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<2>
    • Moulton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
      • Moulton [Lawrence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moulton<2>
    • Wren [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Lawrence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<2>
    • North Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
      • North Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
  • Marion County
    • Bear Creek [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bear Creek<2>
    • Hackleburg [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackleburg
      • Hackleburg [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackleburg
    • Hamilton [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<2>
    • Weston [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Marion County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Brilliant [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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<2>
    • Twin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin
    • Guin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guin
      • Guin [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guin<2>
    • Gu-Win [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gu-Win
      • Gu-Win [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gu-Win
    • Winfield [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Marion County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,519 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<2>
  • Morgan County
    • Danville [Morgan County]
    • Trinity [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Morgan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<2>
  • Walker County
    • Nauvoo [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nauvoo
      • Nauvoo [Walker County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Former name for Nauvoo: Ingle Mills
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nauvoo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nauvoo<2>
    • Eldridge [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldridge
      • Eldridge [Walker County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Former name for Eldridge: Camp Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldridge<2>
  • Winston County
    • Pebble [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble
      • Pebble [Winston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble
    • Prebble [Winston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prebble
      • Prebble [Winston County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Russellville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Prebble. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Littleville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Winston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Haleyville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleyville
      • Haleyville [Winston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haleyville<2>
    • Boar Tush [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boar Tush
      • Boar Tush [Winston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boar Tush
    • Ashridge [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashridge
      • Ashridge [Winston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashridge
    • Delmar [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delmar
      • Delmar [Winston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delmar
    • Glen Mary [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Mary
      • Glen Mary [Winston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Mary
    • Grayson [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson [Winston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
    • Natural Bridge [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natural Bridge
      • Natural Bridge [Winston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natural Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natural Bridge<2>
    • Double Springs [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Springs
      • Double Springs [Winston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,062 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Double Springs<2>
    • Lynn [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Winston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
  • Itawamba County (MS)
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<2>
  • Tishomingo County (MS)
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<2>
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<2>
    • Dennis [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
      • Dennis [Tishomingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
    • Oldham [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Tishomingo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Russellville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
      • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<2>
    • Paden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden
      • Paden [Tishomingo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
    • Iuka [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
      • Iuka [Tishomingo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iuka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iuka<2>
    • Burnsville [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Tishomingo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<2>
  • Lawrence County (TN)
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Russellville ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Russellville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Russellville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Russellville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Russellville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Russellville.

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 Russellville:

  • 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
    • Stories from Mississippi
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Russellville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Russellville.

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 Russellville 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Russellville had a population of 920 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Russellville had a population of 9,737 people.

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

  • Russellville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
    • Russellville [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Russellville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 920 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Russellville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<2>
  • Isbell [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isbell
    • Isbell [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isbell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isbell
  • Rockwood [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
    • Rockwood [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Russellville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
  • Waco [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
    • Waco [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waco had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco
  • Littleville [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
    • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Littleville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
  • Spruce Pine [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Russellville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
  • Continue List ...
    • Frankfort [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankfort
      • Frankfort [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Belgreen [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgreen
      • Belgreen [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 136 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgreen
    • Newburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 143 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
    • Hunter [Colbert County] - Historic
      • While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Colbert County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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, Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Rock Creek [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Avoca [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Lawrence County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Mount Hope [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 226 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Denton [Colbert County] - Historic
      • While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Colbert County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Russellville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Denton had a post office and no railroad service

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Russellville ...

While our initial data about Russellville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Russellville 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 Russellville.

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 Russellville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Russellville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Russellville for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Russellville: www.russellvillegov.com/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Russellville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Russellville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russellville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5076, Longitude: -87.7290    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Russellville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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