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Our Genealogical Helper for Rockcut ...

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 Rockcut (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 Rockcut. 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 Rockcut ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockcut.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rockcut, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rockcut.

Cemeteries Near Rockcut ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rockcut.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SE Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houpt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Millers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pinetop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jefferson Smalls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arrington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Micken 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 Rockcut in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rockcut.

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

Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rockcut
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 6,851 people in 2017)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Rockcut
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockcut
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockcut
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockcut
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rockcut
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rockcut
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rockcut
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 600 people in 2017)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockcut
 - Tombigbee 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 Rockcut. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rockcut 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 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.

Rockcut is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Rockcut)
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Derby   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      York   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Rockcut:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockcut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5135, Longitude: -87.8417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockcut 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 Rockcut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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