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Old Rock Springs Cemetery
(Chambers County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Old Rock Springs Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Old Rock Springs Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misplaced, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery...

The Old Rock Springs Cemetery is located in Chambers County. The county seat for Chambers County is located in LaFayette.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery

Lat:   32.9490°   (32° 56' 56")

Lon:   -85.4513°   (-85° 27' 4")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Old Rock Springs Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, the majority of the marker locations have been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While the locations should have been definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary.


 

  Old Rock Springs Cemetery  


  Tatum Cemetery
  Old Harmony Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery
  New Harmony Cemetery
  Finney Cemetery
  Harmony Cemetery
  Sims Cemetery
  Waites Cemetery
   Location verified
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Holstum Cemetery
  Chappell Cemetery
  Poplar Springs Cemetery
  Sharps Cemetery
  Lafayette Cemetery
  Hill - Thompson Cemetery
  Handy Cemetery
  Sanders Cemetery
  Stamps Cemetery
  Lebanon Cemetery
  Finley Cemetery
   Location verified
  Macedonia Cemetery
  St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Blanton Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
  Emory Chapel Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Chambers County.

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blanton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chappell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Emory Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Finley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Finley Cemetery (FAG ID #22792)

Finney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Handy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holstum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Milltown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2579844)

Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sharps Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sims Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stamps Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tatum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Waites Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery.

Abanda   [Map]Five Points   [Map]Plant City   [Map]
Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]Fredonia   [Map]Roanoke   [Map]
Almond   [Map]Frog Eye   [Map]Rock Mills   [Map]
The Bottle   [Map]Huguley   [Map]Standing Rock   [Map]
Camp Hill   [Map]LaFayette   [Map]Valley   [Map]
Cusseta   [Map]Lanett   [Map]Wadley   [Map]
Daviston   [Map]McCosh Mill   [Map]Waverly   [Map]
Eady City   [Map]Motley   [Map]West Point (GA)   [Map]
Evansville   [Map]Penton   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Old Rock Springs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Old Rock Springs Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Old Rock Springs Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124238   (Name of Record: Old Rock Springs Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Chambers
Lat: 32.9490137     Lon: -85.4513389   [Map]
Elev: 246         Map Name: Lafayette

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9490, Longitude: -85.4513     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Rock Springs Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Old Rock Springs Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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