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Rose Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rose Park ...

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 Park (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 Park. 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 Park ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rose Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rose Park, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rose Park.

Cemeteries Near Rose Park ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  W George Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  S Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  W Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dowdy 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 Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rose Park.

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

Florence   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Rose Park
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rose Park
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rose Park
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rose Park
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rose Park
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rose Park
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rose Park
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rose Park
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rose Park
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rose Park
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia 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 Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rose Park 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rose Park is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Rose Park)
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites 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 Rose Park:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rose Park. 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' distance starting in Rose Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rose Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rose Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8604, Longitude: -87.6720     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rose Park 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 Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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