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Rock City, Alabama
(Marion County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rock City ...

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 City (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 City. 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 Rock City ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock City, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock City.

Cemeteries Near Rock City ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  NE Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lynn 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 Rock City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rock City.

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

Texas   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock City
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock City
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock City
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock City
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock City
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock City
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills 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 Rock City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rock City 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 hospitals and doctors 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 City is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Rock City)
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Rock City:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rock City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9845, Longitude: -87.7086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock City 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 City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock City.