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Our Genealogical Helper for Red Rock ...

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 Red Rock (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 Red Rock. 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 Red Rock ...

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 Red Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Rock, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Rock.

Cemeteries Near Red Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Rock.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sipsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Delma Baird 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.<3>

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

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

Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Red Rock
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Red Rock
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 13,618 people in 2017)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Red Rock
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Red Rock
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Red Rock
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 1,957 people in 2017)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Red Rock
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Red Rock
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Red Rock
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Red Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red Rock 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Red Rock is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Red Rock)
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Red Rock:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker 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 from Red Rock. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8682, Longitude: -87.1667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Red Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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