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Rocky Ridge Cemetery
(Pickens County, Alabama)


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

The Rocky Ridge Cemetery is located in Pickens County. The county seat for Pickens County is located in Carrollton.

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

Lat:   33.4671°   (33° 28' 1")

Lon:   -88.1095°   (-88° 6' 34")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Rocky Ridge 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 Ridge 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, all 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 values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the following markers.


 

  Rocky Ridge Cemetery  


  Eatman Cemetery
  Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Arnold Cemetery
  Andrews Chapel Cemetery
  Arbor Springs Cemetery
  Andrews Chapel Church Yard Cemetery
  Carden Cemetery
  Bell Cemetery
  Funderburk Cemetery
  Providence Cemetery
  Mineral Springs Cemetery
  Phoenix Cemetery
  Beard Cemetery
  Bethlehem Church Cemetery
  Coal Fire Cemetery
  Hamilton Cemetery
  Gore Cemetery
  Unity Grove Cemetery
  Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  Brown Hill Cemetery
  Phoenix Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
  Liberty Cemetery
  Baird Cemetery
  Union Hill Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 41 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Andrews Chapel Church Yard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Arnold Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Baird Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coal Fire Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dorroh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Eatman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ethelsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Funderburk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hopewell Cemetery (FAG ID #23526)

Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oddfellows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Payne Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Strawbridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Lower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Upper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Possum Bend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Rocky Ridge Cemetery.

Beaver Town   [Map]Ethelsville   [Map]Millport   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Gordo   [Map]New Hope (MS)   [Map]
Caledonia (MS)   [Map]Hightogy   [Map]Pickensville   [Map]
Carrollton   [Map]Kennedy   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]Macedonia   [Map]Stafford   [Map]
Echola   [Map]McShan   [Map]Vernon   [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 begin 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 Ridge Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       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    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158618   (Name of Record: Rocky Ridge Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pickens
Lat: 33.4670613     Lon: -88.1094721   [Map]
Elev: 117         Map Name: Reform

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 33.4671, Longitude: -88.1095     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rocky Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Rocky Ridge 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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