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Rocky Creek Cemetery
(Houston County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Rocky Creek 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 Rocky Creek Cemetery...

The Rocky Creek Cemetery is located in Houston County. The county seat for Houston County is located in Dothan.

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

Lat:   31.1172°   (31° 7' 1")

Lon:   -85.1992°   (-85° 11' 57")

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


 

  Rocky Creek Cemetery  


  Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (AL)
  Webb Cemetery (AL)
  Cedar Springs Cemetery (GA)
   Location verified
  Poplar Spring Cemetery (AL)
  Liberty Cemetery (AL)
  Cedar Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Shady Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Hunters Cemetery (AL)
  Cowarts Creek Cemetery (AL)
  St. Stephens Cemetery (AL)
  Gordon Cemetery (AL)
  Dothan City Cemetery (AL)
  Memphis Cemetery (AL)
  Hurts Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  St. Stephen Methodist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Cowarts Cemetery (AL)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)
  Crestlawn Cemetery (AL)
  Clayton Cemetery (AL)
  Bluff Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Friendship Cemetery (AL)
  Ashford City Cemetery (AL)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)
  Union Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Coonrod Cemetery (FL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 21 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Rocky Creek Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashford City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Springs Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Early County (GA)
 - Location has been verified
Cedar Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Clayton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coonrod Cemetery (FL)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County (FL)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cowarts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cowarts Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crestlawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gordon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hunters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Memphis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Stephen Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the St. Stephen Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2590333)

St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Rocky Creek Cemetery.

Ashford   [Map]Cowarts   [Map]Madrid   [Map]
Avon   [Map]Dothan   [Map]Malone (FL)   [Map]
Bascom (FL)   [Map]Gordon   [Map]Merritts Crossroads   [Map]
Campbellton (FL)   [Map]Greenwood (FL)   [Map]Parish   [Map]
Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]Headland   [Map]Parker Village   [Map]
Columbia   [Map]Jakin (GA)   [Map]Rehobeth   [Map]
Cottonwood   [Map]Kinsey   [Map]Taylor   [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 like to start with 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 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 Rocky Creek Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Houston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gadsden County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Liberty County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Baker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grady County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mitchell County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2130666   (Name of Record: Rocky Creek Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Houston
Lat: 31.1172222     Lon: -85.1991667   [Map]
Elev: 56         Map Name: Grangeburg

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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: 31.1172, Longitude: -85.1992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rocky Creek Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Rocky Creek 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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