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Rock Springs Cemetery
(Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the 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 Rock Springs Cemetery...

The Rock Springs Cemetery is located in Tuscaloosa County. The county seat for Tuscaloosa County is located in Tuscaloosa.

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

Lat:   33.5557°   (33° 33' 20")

Lon:   -87.4336°   (-87° 26' 0")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the 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 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.


 

  Rock Springs Cemetery  


  Gibson Hill Cemetery
  Fairview Cemetery
  New Salem Cemetery
  Fairview Cemetery
  Cedar Creek Cemetery
  Sandtown Cemetery
  Salem Cemetery
  Whitson Place Cemetery
  Woods Cemetery
  Sterling Cemetery
  Madison Cemetery
  Stanley Cemetery
  Boley Springs Cemetery
   Location verified
  Liberty Hill Cemetery
  Liberty Hill Cemetery
  Wiley Cemetery
  Gilchrist Cemetery
  Utley Cemetery
  Earnest Cemetery
  Goodwater Cemetery
  Union Grove Cemetery
  Oregonia Cemetery
  Flatwoods Cemetery
  Warrior Cemetery
  Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery
  Spencer Hill Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 20 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Rock Springs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Tuscaloosa County.

Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location has been verified
Earnest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oregonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spencer Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sterling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Utley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Warrior Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whitson Place Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wiley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Woods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rock Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 30 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Rock Springs Cemetery.

Abernant   [Map]Holt   [Map]Peterson   [Map]
Bankston   [Map]Jasper   [Map]Quinton   [Map]
Barney   [Map]Kellerman   [Map]Reeds Ferry   [Map]
Berry   [Map]Lake Front Village   [Map]Rock Creek   [Map]
Brookwood   [Map]Northport   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Bull City   [Map]Oak Grove   [Map]Samantha   [Map]
Burnwell   [Map]Oakman   [Map]Townley   [Map]
Cordova   [Map]Parrish   [Map]Tuscaloosa   [Map]
Corona   [Map]Patton Junction   [Map]Twilley Town   [Map]
Goodsprings   [Map]Patton   [Map]West Jefferson   [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 turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Rock Springs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the 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 Rock Springs Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158757   (Name of Record: Rock Springs Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Tuscaloosa
Lat: 33.5556677     Lon: -87.4336143   [Map]
Elev: 149         Map Name: Wiley

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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: 33.5557, Longitude: -87.4336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the 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 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 starting from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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