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Rock Run Station, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rock Run Station ...

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 Rock Run Station (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rock Run Station. 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.

Name Variations for Rock Run Station ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Rock Run Station.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rock Run Station: Rock Run Sta. (in Canada, 'Stn.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Rock Run Station ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Run Station.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Run Station, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Run Station.

Cemeteries Near Rock Run Station ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock Run Station.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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 Rock Run Station covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Arrington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Gap Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Cherry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sheepskin Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ladiga Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Edmondson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farmer Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Memorial Garden [Map]      
  SW Hanks Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Goshen Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hutching Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Grimes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stead Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sanders Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Mountain Spring Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Ellis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Friendship Cemetery [Map]      


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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rock Run   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Run Station
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
Bluffton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Run Station
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Rock Run Station
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Palestine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Run Station
 - Palestine had a post office and railroad service
Tecumseh   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Run Station
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh had a post office and railroad service
Spring Garden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock Run Station
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
Borden Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rock Run Station
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Etna (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Run Station
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Run Station
 - 1895 population of 165 people
 - Esom Hill had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rock Run Station. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rock Run Station in the 1890's.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Rock Run Station is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Rock Run Station)
      Spring Garden   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graham   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 are relevant to Rock Run Station:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rock Run Station ...

While our initial data for Rock Run Station came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rock Run Station 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 Rock Run Station.

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 Rock Run Station:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rock Run Station.
      See our Misc Page for Rock Run Station for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Run Station. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Rock Run Station. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Run Station) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Run Station. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9884, Longitude: -85.4794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Run Station have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Rock Run Station, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock Run Station.


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