Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Rockaway.
Communities Also Named Rockaway ...
We have found 4 communities that share the name Rockaway.
While the name Rockaway is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Alabama
Our profile page for Rockaway, Jackson County [Map]
This community is historic.<1>
Our profile page for Rockaway, Morris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2>
Although located in Morris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Our profile page for Rockaway, Seneca County [Map]
Our profile page for Rockaway, Fluvanna County [Map]
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|<1>||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 Rockaway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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|<2>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Rockaway could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockaway.