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Rocks Chapel Cemetery
(Sumter County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Rocks Chapel Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Rocks Chapel Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery...

The Rocks Chapel Cemetery is located in Sumter County. The county seat for Sumter County is located in Livingston.

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

Lat:   32.4632°   (32° 27' 47")

Lon:   -88.2778°   (-88° 16' 40")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Rocks Chapel 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 Rocks Chapel Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Rocks Chapel Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Sumter County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Rocks Chapel Cemetery.

Epes   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
York   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Cagus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Cokes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Elmwood Memorial Estates   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Hicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Home Mission Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Livingston Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
McElroy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Millville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Mt. Herman Cemetery (FAG ID #2579451)
 
Mt. Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Pack Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
Potts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Sumter Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
Woods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery
 
York Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Rocks Chapel Cemetery.

Arrington   [Map]Epes   [Map]Pelham   [Map]
Bellamy   [Map]Griffins   [Map]Pennington   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Intercourse   [Map]Sledge   [Map]
Cedahoma   [Map]Jachin   [Map]Vimville (MS)   [Map]
Choctaw City   [Map]Lisman   [Map]Ward   [Map]
Cromwell   [Map]Livingston   [Map]Whynot (MS)   [Map]
Cuba   [Map]Marion (MS)   [Map]York   [Map]
Emelle   [Map]Moore Town   [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 Rocks Chapel Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125793   (Name of Record: Rocks Chapel Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Sumter
Lat: 32.4631939     Lon: -88.2778062   [Map]
Elev: 82         Map Name: York

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 32.4632, Longitude: -88.2778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rocks Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Rocks Chapel 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 that starts in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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