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Our Genealogy Helper for Rockwest ...

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 Rockwest (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 Rockwest. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Rockwest 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 Rockwest. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rockwest:

  • Wilcox County     (The home county of Rockwest)
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • 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.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Boykin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Wilcox County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
      • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • 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
    • Kimbrough [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrough
      • Kimbrough [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrough
    • Anne Manie [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anne Manie
      • Anne Manie [Wilcox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anne Manie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anne Manie
    • Pine Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill [Wilcox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
    • Catherine [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine
    • Arlington [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Former name for Arlington: Dumas Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Peach Tree
      • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Peach Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Peach Tree
    • Alberta [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
      • Alberta [Wilcox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
  • Butler County
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Rockwest
      • 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>
  • Clarke County
    • Atkeison [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkeison
      • Atkeison [Clarke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkeison
    • Thomasville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Clarke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,836 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
    • Dickinson [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Clarke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
    • Fulton [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Clarke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<3>
    • Walker Springs [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Springs
      • Walker Springs [Clarke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walker Springs<3>
  • Conecuh County
    • Ramah [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramah
      • Ramah [Conecuh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramah
  • Dallas County
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • 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>
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockwest
      • 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
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
    • Cahaba [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba
      • Cahaba [Dallas County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockwest
    • Browns [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns
      • Browns [Dallas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Selma [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Dallas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockwest
      • 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>
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
      • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockwest
      • 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.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
  • Lowndes County
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Rockwest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
  • Marengo County
    • Vineland [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
      • Vineland [Marengo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland
    • Magnolia [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Marengo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Ellison [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellison
      • Ellison [Marengo County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thomaston [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Marengo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Dixon's Mills [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon's Mills
      • Dixon's Mills [Marengo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon's Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon's Mills
    • Crenshaw [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Marengo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hugo [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugo
      • Hugo [Marengo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hugo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugo
    • Dayton [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Marengo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Sweet Water [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
      • Sweet Water [Marengo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Water
    • Linden [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Marengo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
    • Providence [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Marengo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Faunsdale [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faunsdale
      • Faunsdale [Marengo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faunsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faunsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faunsdale<3>
    • Myrtlewood [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtlewood
      • Myrtlewood [Marengo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtlewood
  • Monroe County
    • Hybart [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hybart
      • Hybart [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hybart
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
    • Buena Vista [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockwest
      • 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
    • Franklin [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • 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
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • 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>
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatrice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<3>
    • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scratch Ankle
      • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scratch Ankle
    • Finchburg [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchburg
      • Finchburg [Monroe County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs: Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockwest
      • 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
    • Peterman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterman
      • Peterman [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterman
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<3>
    • Excel [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excel
      • Excel [Monroe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excel
  • Perry County
    • Freetown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
      • Freetown [Perry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
    • Uniontown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Perry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Rockwest ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockwest.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rockwest, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rockwest.

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 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 Rockwest:

  • 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 Rockwest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rockwest.

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

  • Powell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powell Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Cemetery
  • Cook Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cook Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Cemetery
  • Bones Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bones Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bones Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bones Hill Cemetery
  • Tait Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tait Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tait Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tait Cemetery
  • Burford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burford Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burford Cemetery
  • Pledger Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pledger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pledger Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pledger Cemetery
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    • Magnolia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #24164<5>
    • Old St. Francis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old St. Francis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old St. Francis Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old St. Francis Cemetery
    • McIntosh Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McIntosh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McIntosh Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh Cemetery
    • Camden Cemetery
    • Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Sand Island Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sand Island Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Island Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Island Cemetery
    • Capell Cemetery
    • Wheeler Quarter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheeler Quarter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheeler Quarter Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler Quarter Cemetery
    • Bell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Cemetery

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Rockwest [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwest
    • Rockwest [Wilcox County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwest
  • Camden [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
    • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 545 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Camden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
  • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
    • 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.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yellow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
  • Nellie [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellie
    • Nellie [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellie
  • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
    • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
    • 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.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Ferry
  • Prairie Bluff [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Bluff
    • Prairie Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Bluff
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    • Coy [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coy
      • Coy [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coy
    • Fatama [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fatama
      • Fatama [Wilcox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fatama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fatama
    • Boiling Springs [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Wilcox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
    • Bethel [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Kimbrough [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrough
      • Kimbrough [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrough
    • Pine Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill [Wilcox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 852 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
    • Tinela [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinela
      • Tinela [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinela have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinela
    • Catherine [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Catherine had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine
    • Rehoboth [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehoboth
      • Rehoboth [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehoboth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehoboth

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rockwest ...

While our initial data about Rockwest came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rockwest in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rockwest.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Rockwest:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rockwest. See our Misc Page for Rockwest for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockwest. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockwest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockwest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9999, Longitude: -87.3717       In this case, the coordinates for Rockwest 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 Rockwest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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