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Our Genealogy Helper for Rock Springs ...

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 Springs (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 an insight into their world.

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 Springs. 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 Springs ...

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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Rock Springs: Rock Spgs. (or less commonly used: Rock Spngs. or Rock Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 Springs is located in Wilcox County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

  • Wilcox County     (The home county of Rock Springs)
    • Furman [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Awin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awin
      • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Awin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awin
    • McWilliams [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McWilliams
      • McWilliams [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McWilliams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McWilliams
    • Boykin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Wilcox County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
      • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Ferry
    • Coy [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coy
      • Coy [Wilcox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coy
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
  • Autauga County
    • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Bluff Dam
      • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jones Bluff Dam. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Bluff Dam
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Autaugaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autaugaville
  • Butler County
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<3>
    • Bolling [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolling
      • Bolling [Butler County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolling
    • Greenville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Butler County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,395 people
      • Former name for Greenville:
      • Buttsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Chapman [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Butler County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
    • Georgiana [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
      • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<3>
    • McKenzie [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKenzie
      • McKenzie [Butler County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKenzie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKenzie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKenzie<3>
  • Conecuh County
    • Mixonville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixonville
      • Mixonville [Conecuh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixonville
    • Ramah [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramah
      • Ramah [Conecuh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramah
    • Evergreen [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Conecuh County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<3>
  • Crenshaw County
    • Highland Home [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Home
      • Highland Home [Crenshaw County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Home<3>
  • Dallas County
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Old Town [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Dallas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Cahaba [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba
      • Cahaba [Dallas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<3>
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
    • Selma [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Dallas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mill Village
      • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Mill Village
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<3>
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
      • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grande have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
  • Lowndes County
    • Bragg's [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
      • Bragg's [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg's have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg's
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
    • Mosses [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosses
      • Mosses [Lowndes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<3>
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayneville
      • Hayneville [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayneville<3>
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowndesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Buena Vista [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatrice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<3>
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lovan. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Hybart [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hybart
      • Hybart [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hybart
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs:
      • Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs
    • Burnt Corn [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Corn
      • Burnt Corn [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Corn
    • Franklin [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Rock Springs ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Springs, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Springs.

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 and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rock Springs:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Rock Springs ...

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

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

  • Palmer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer Cemetery
  • Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26360<5>
  • Purefoy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Purefoy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Purefoy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purefoy Cemetery
  • Old Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Snow Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Snow Hill Cemetery
  • McConico Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McConico Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McConico Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConico Cemetery
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cox Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cox Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cox Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Cemetery
    • Monterey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monterey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Monterey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Monterey Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey Cemetery
    • Crum Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crum Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crum Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rock Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crum Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #22376<5>
    • Carlowville Community Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carlowville Community Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carlowville Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Carlowville Community Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs.
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    • St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs.
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    • Beard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beard Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs.
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    • Snow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Snow Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rock Springs.
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    • Soles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Soles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Soles Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs.
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    • Thompson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thompson Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs.
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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.<6>

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

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

  • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
  • Furman [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
    • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 195 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Furman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
  • McBrydes [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBrydes
    • McBrydes [Wilcox County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McBrydes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBrydes
  • Allenton [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
    • Allenton [Wilcox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 163 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Allenton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
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  • Caledonia [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Wilcox County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Minter had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monterey [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 280 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rosebud [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rock Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Harmony [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dawson's [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson's
      • Dawson's [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson's have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson's
    • Awin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awin
      • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Awin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Awin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awin
    • Farmersville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville
      • Farmersville [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersville
    • Richmond [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 176 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rock Springs. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rock Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9715, Longitude: -86.9908       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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