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Rose Hill, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Rose Hill ...

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 Rose Hill (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 Rose Hill. 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.

Newspapers Published in Rose Hill ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rose Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rose Hill, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rose Hill.

Cemeteries Near Rose Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rose Hill.

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 Rose Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW McKeithen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ross Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  W Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Mt. Hebron West Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Home Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Durden Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stoney Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Indian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
  S Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wetumpka City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine View Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Haggerty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lucas 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>

While we didn't find Rose Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rose Hill.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rose Hill, with the one closest to Rose Hill listed first.

Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rose Hill
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rose Hill
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rose Hill
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery 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 Rose Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rose Hill 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Rose Hill is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Rose Hill)
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Coosada   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 are relevant to Rose Hill:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

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 starting from Rose Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rose Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rose Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4876, Longitude: -86.3630     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rose Hill.


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