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Rock Inn Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rock Inn Estates ...

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 Inn Estates (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 Inn Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Rock Inn Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Rock Inn Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rock Inn Estates: Rock Inn Ests.

Newspapers Published in Rock Inn Estates ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Inn Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Inn Estates, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Inn Estates.

Cemeteries Near Rock Inn Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock Inn Estates.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walkers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robert Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Allen - Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewarts 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 Inn Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rock Inn Estates.

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

Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Inn Estates
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Inn Estates
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
Pell City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Rock Inn Estates
 - Pell City had a post office and railroad service
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock Inn Estates
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock Inn Estates
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rock Inn Estates
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Inn Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock Inn Estates
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Inn Estates
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Inn Estates
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe 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 Rock Inn Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rock Inn Estates 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 and doctors 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.

Rock Inn Estates is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Rock Inn Estates)
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Rock Inn Estates:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 from Rock Inn Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Inn Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Inn Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5312, Longitude: -86.2850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Inn Estates 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 Inn Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock Inn Estates.